Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-07-22 11:40:08 –
Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert retired Thursday after 10 seasons of the NHL due to a career-end injury.
The 31-year-old boy played 566 games in Avalanche (2018-21) and Columbus Blue Jackets (2010-18).
He was limited to 18 games in 2020-21 due to an unspecified injury that required surgery in the spring.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play my favorite game since I was five,” Calvert said in a statement. “I have never played to compete in the NHL. I played to compete. I played for my teammates. I played for my fans. I played for my family. I liked the fight. So I played and played to win. I dreamed. I became an accountant at the age of 18 and played in the NHL three years later. “
The player from Manitoba, who Columbus chose in the fifth round of the 2008 draft, scored 203 points (95 goals, 108 assists) and 376 penalties in his NHL career. He added 7 goals and 10 assists in 32 playoff games.
“Thanks to all the special people I met along the way,” said Culvert. “What a wonderful trip. I feel like the luckiest person in the world on this occasion. I look forward to skating on the outdoor skating rink with the retired boys. Everyone loves it!”
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