Experienced NHL Player Hangs Up the Skates

Published August 27, 2023 at 2:36

During his impressive 13-year run in the NHL, Jason Demers laced up for 700 games, etching his name as a dependable defenseman.

Starting off with the San Jose Sharks during the 2009-2010 season, Demers faced a pivotal moment in his career. Despite doubts about his strength for the NHL, he proved everyone wrong by becoming a consistent force on the defensive end.

In a recent podcast with SJHN, the veteran defenseman hinted at his retirement, saying he's "pretty much" done with pro hockey, standing at about 95% sure. He's testing the waters with NHL Network and NBC Sharks, exploring potential roles as a TV analyst. This shift could soon lead to his formal retirement announcement.

From his humble beginnings as a 7th round pick in 2008, Demers proudly sported jerseys for various teams including the Sharks, Stars, Panthers, Coyotes, and Oilers. His journey on the ice brought him 214 points and 407 penalty minutes.

Notably, Demers expressed interest in offering his unfiltered insights about the Sharks on NHL Network while also uplifting them on NBC. His sharp observations and humor could make him an asset in hockey broadcasting.

After a stint with the Bakersfield Condors in the AHL last season, Demers seems to be gravitating toward the TV analyst role. As this tale unfolds, the hockey community eagerly anticipates the official word on retirement from this seasoned defenseman.

Source oilersdaily
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