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Fan favorite calls it a career and hangs up his skates for the last time

Published December 19, 2022 at 9:03 PM
BY MATT

The man they call The Hamburglar is calling it time on his professional hockey career, announcing his retirement on twitter today. The reason for his retirement seems to be a nagging ankle injury that he won't be able to make a full recovery from.

Hammond posted the following on his twitter account:


"St. Patrick's Day 2013, I signed an NHL contract with the Ottawa Senators. One dream came true. I was an undrafted free agent signing out of college. I thought things couldn't get better than that. I was wrong...my career was a series of unbelievable and unexpected memories. I met some of the best people I know and I can honestly say I had the best job in the world."



"As life throws more unexpected things my way, I am retiring from hockey. Unfortunately during my time with Montreal I hurt my ankle and I won't be able to make a full recovery. I'm excited for more time stopping pucks at home with Cal, Carson and Harlow."

"I would like to thank my wife first and foremost. We've had probably 20 addresses we've called home throughout my career. She's been there for all of it; good games, bad games and everything in between. I would also like to thank my parents for making the sacrifices along the way that allowed me to live out my dream."

The 34 year old, played four games for the Canadiens last season before ending up on injured reserve and getting traded to the New Jersey Devils. He played two games in the KHL this year with Chelyabinsk Traktor, then terminated his contract and returned to North America.

Hammond finishes with a career .916 save percentage, and a 27-14-6 record in the NHL. Notorious for his 20-1-2 run with the Ottawa Senators in 2014-15. A young, undrafted netminder took over the net when Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner were on the shelf, leading them into the playoffs.
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