After 11 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), forward Chris Stewart announced he was retiring on Sunday.
“Hockey literally saved my life,” he wrote on his Twitter account. For now, I want to personally thank the seven organizations who believed in me. ”
The 32-year-old veteran also thanked his siblings as well as his parents. However, he did not explain the nature of his decision.
Stewart would go on to become an unrestricted free agent on October 9, after holding a two-pronged contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2019-20. He has played 16 games for Team Pennsylvania this season, amassing one assist and maintaining a -7 rating.
The Toronto native was a first-round pick (18th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in 2006. He was a team player, St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabers, Minnesota Wild. , Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames and Flyers.
In 668 games in the NHL, Stewart hit the target 160 times and provided 162 assists for 332 points.