13 year veteran hangs up the pads for the final time announces his retirement

Published September 6, 2023 at 7:28 PM

On a day where Michael Del Zotto has already hung up his skates another player has made the difficult decision to also retire. Veteran goaltender Kevin Poulin was a 5th round pick of the New York Islanders in the 2008 NHL Draft.

After being drafted Poulin spent two additional years in the QMJHL before turning pro. Poulin debuted during the 2010/11 season playing in 10 games. Today Poulin took to his Instagram to share this news.

After 13 years playing pro hockey all over the world and spending the last two years playing here at home, am proud to announce my retirement.

I would like to thank my family, teammates, coaches, fans and everyone who was involved in the making. My younger self would be proud of my career and for accomplishing so many dreams of mine.

I'm ready to leave the game behind and know it's not gonna be easy but will always be grateful for the memories, opportunities and connections it gave me and for making me a better man.

This coming season, be at the rink, this time to cheers for the next generation my kids!

Poulin played in 50 games, all with the Islanders before leaving the NHL for good in 2016. Poulin continued his career overseas before returning to finish his professional career as a member of the Laval Rockets.

Congrats Kevin Poulin on a great career.
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