Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
 
SHARE

Report: Spacek to retire after 13 NHL seasons

Monday, 11.19.2012 / 8:37 PM / News

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Report: Spacek to retire after 13 NHL seasons
Jaroslav Spacek, who played for seven NHL teams during his 880-game career, has decided to retire, according a report in the Czech Republic.

Jaroslav Spacek, who played for seven NHL teams during his 880-game career, has decided to retire, according a report in the Czech Republic.

The report is from the website iSports.cz. Spacek played 46 games last season, and was traded from the Montreal Canadiens to the Carolina Hurricanes in December. He has 82 goals and 355 points in his career, which included stints with Florida, Chicago (twice), Columbus, Edmonton, Buffalo, Montreal and Carolina.

Spacek was a fifth-round pick in the 1998 NHL Draft. He had at least 40 points three times, including 45 in 2002-03 and 2008-09. The rugged defenseman also represented his native Czech Republic three times at the Winter Olympics, claiming a gold medal in 1998 in Nagano, Japan.

Quote of the Day

I just wanted to do something to take my mind off the shot and let me relax a little bit. It seemed like the fans liked it. I'm glad I was able to score.

— Oilers forward Taylor Hall on lifting his arms to fire up the crowd before his penalty shot
Winter Classic sweepstakes