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Travis Moen retires after 12 NHL seasons

Veteran of 747 games won Stanley Cup with Ducks in 2007 @NHLdotcom

Forward Travis Moen on Tuesday announced his retirement from the NHL after 12 seasons.

"First off, I would like to thank my former teammates for all their support on and off the ice," Moen said in a statement released through the NHL Players' Association.

"I have made many great friendships and incredible memories. I want to thank all the coaching staffs for believing in me and helping me to achieve my dream. I also want to tell all the training staffs how much I appreciate each of them and thank them all for keeping me healthy. My family and I feel truly honored to have lived and played for some amazing organizations. …"

Moen, 34, played 23 games for the Stars last season.

He was selected by the Calgary Flames with the No. 155 pick in the 2000 NHL Draft. He had 59 goals, 77 assists and 801 penalty minutes in 747 games for the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Montreal Canadiens and Stars. He won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007.

"I want to thank the staffs and fans of the Chicago, Anaheim, San Jose, Montreal and Dallas organizations," he said. "With all the great memories, one of the best will be winning the Stanley Cup in Anaheim with the Ducks. It is the highlight of my career and nothing beats that feeling of accomplishing your childhood dream. Lastly, I would like to thank my family for all their love, support and sacrifice through my entire career. I will truly miss everything about the game of hockey."

The Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan native had seven goals and five assists in 21 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help the Ducks defeat the Ottawa Senators in five games to win the Cup. He had 11 goals and eight assists in 83 playoff games.

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