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Three-time Cup champ Dandenault retires

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Mathieu Dandenault, a three-time Stanley Cup winner, has announced his retirement.

The 34-year-old was a second round pick of the Detroit Red Wings in the 1994 Entry Draft and was a member of the 1997, 1998 and 2002 championship teams. He later played for the Montreal Canadiens.

"A couple of teams invited me to camp but I said no," Dandenault said. "I'm comfortable with my decision.

"It was a childhood dream to play in the NHL, and having had the opportunity to play for two Original Six franchises made it even more special."

Dandenault, who played both forward and defense, finished his NHL career with the Canadiens during the 2008-09 season. He joined Hartford of the AHL last season but suffered a groin tear and left the team in March.

For his career, Dandenault totaled 68 goals and 203 points in 868 games.
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