Veteran forward McCarty announces his retirement

NEW YORK Mon Dec 7, 2009 3:56pm EST

Detroit Red Wings rightwing Darren McCarty heads towards the ice during practice at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan May 27, 2008. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Red Wings rightwing Darren McCarty heads towards the ice during practice at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan May 27, 2008.

Credit: Reuters/Rebecca Cook

Related Topics

Photo

Germany vs. Argentina

Highlights from the final.  Slideshow 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Darren McCarty, a forward who won four Stanley Cup championships with the Detroit Red Wings, announced his retirement from the NHL Monday.

McCarty, 37, appeared in 758 NHL games during his 15-year career, recording 127 goals and 288 points. His Stanley Cup-winning goal in 1997 against the Philadelphia Flyers helped end the Red Wings' 42-year-old title drought.

"It was a great ride," McCarty, who played for the Red Wings for 13 seasons, said in a statement. "I appreciate what the game has given me." McCarty played in 13 regular season games in 2008-09, his final NHL campaign.

(Writing by Steve Ginsburg in Washington, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.