Another NHLER forced to retire due to a serious injury

Published August 30, 2023 at 5:15 PM

It seems this is becoming a common theme this off-season, you just never know when your time in the National Hockey League is going to be over Another player has been forced to retire early due to a serious injury that kept him off the ice for all of the 2022-23 season.

According to his Instagram, forward Carl Hagelin has decided to hang up the skates and call time on his NHL career. He was unable to play last season due to a serious eye injury.

It's been an amazing ride but it ends here. Unfortunately my eye injury is too severe to keep playing the gamel love. l'm extremely grateful for all the memories hockey has given me and I've loved every single day of it. I'm gonna miss going to battle w my teammates on a daily basis, I'm gonna miss the ups and downs of a season.

Nothing excites me more than stepping on the ice in front of 20,000 passionate fans.

I want to thank all my amazing teammates, coaches, Doctors and other staff members that l've met and played with throughout the years. Lastly, I want to thank my family, my wife and my kids for all their support. They made it possible for me to live out my dream.

Hagelin, who just turned 35 a week ago, ends his 11-year NHL having played in 713 games, split between the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings. He scored 110 goals and added 186 assists for a total of 296 points.

Another career that's been cut short due to a severe injury, proving once again that you never know when your last day in the NHL will be
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