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Forward Curtis Glencross to retire: report

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Forward Curtis Glencross, a veteran of nine NHL seasons and 507 games, told TSN on Tuesday he plans to retire.

"We have weighed our options and with the young family I'm enjoying a lot of firsts with them," said the 32-year-old, who has two daughters and an infant son.

Glencross signed a professional tryout contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sept. 9 but was released on Sept. 27. The next day he signed a PTO with the Colorado Avalanche but was released Oct. 5.

Glencross made it to the League as an undrafted free agent, scoring a goal for the Anaheim Ducks in his first NHL game on Jan. 13, 2007.

After bouncing around from the Ducks to the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Edmonton Oilers over his first two seasons, he found a home with the Calgary Flames in 2008.

Glencross played in at least 67 games for four straight seasons with the Flames and scored over 20 goals in back-to-back seasons in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He had career-highs of 26 goals and 48 points in that latter season.

He was traded from the Flames to the Washington Capitals at the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline and had one goal in 10 games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Capitals lost in seven games to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Second Round.

Glencross has 134 goals and 275 points during the regular season and one goal and four points in 16 playoff games.

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