After 13 seasons hockey star decides to hang up the skates

Published October 3, 2023 at 9:39 PM

After an impressive career spanning 890 NHL games and 13 seasons across four different teams, Derek Stepan has reached a bittersweet decision – he's hanging up his skates.

Stepan's journey in the NHL began when he was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

During his time in the league, Stepan made his mark with the New York Rangers, where he spent seven seasons before a trade took him to the Arizona Coyotes.

After three seasons in the desert, Stepan found himself in Ottawa with the Senators. In a fitting finale, he signed a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes to conclude his last two seasons in the NHL.

Today, Stepan has officially confirmed his retirement, capping off a remarkable career that saw him play 890 regular-season games and 120 playoff games.

He leaves behind an impressive legacy with 182 goals, 333 assists, and 515 points. Congratulations on a well-deserved retirement, Derek!

Source: Bladeofsteel
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