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Roenick mulls retirement after not being dealt by Coyotes

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -Jeremy Roenick is thinking about calling it quits after 18 NHL seasons.

The Phoenix Coyotes veteran forward had hoped to be dealt to a team in a playoff position, but wasn't moved before the trade deadline Tuesday. Now that he hasn't, he is thinking about calling it quits.

"I've got 19 games left and I'm enjoying myself because chances are it will be the end," he said, following Phoenix's 3-0 win over Edmonton. "I'll keep a little glimmer of hope and see how the year ends. But I'm tired and my body is beat up and it gets harder and harder every game. I'm enjoying my team and being in Arizona but I'm probably, not definitely, but I am thinking of calling it a career."

Roenick has seven goals and 13 assists this season, and 491 goals 1,162 points in his career. He's played for Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles and is in his second stint with Phoenix.

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