Former Stanley Cup Winner Announces Retirement

Published September 7, 2023 at 3:55 PM

Former NHL Player Michael Del Zotto Announces Retirement at 33

Michael Del Zotto, with 736 NHL games under his belt, has chosen to retire from professional hockey at the age of 33. His remarkable career is marked by a legacy of skill and dedication to the sport.

Del Zotto's NHL journey commenced in 2009, during which he proudly represented various teams, including the New York Rangers, Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Ottawa Senators. His versatility and contributions on the ice were constants throughout his career.

Originally drafted 20th overall by the New York Rangers in the 2008 NHL Draft, Del Zotto steadily climbed the ranks, becoming a pivotal player for several franchises.

In his final season, Del Zotto showcased his enduring passion for the game by playing in the AHL for the Charlotte Checkers and the San Diego Gulls.

Over the course of his NHL journey, Del Zotto amassed an impressive 262 points, underscoring his offensive prowess as a defenseman and leaving an indelible mark on his teams and their fans.

In his retirement announcement, Del Zotto reflected on the highs and lows of his career, emphasizing the profound relationships he forged, particularly with children in need. He expressed deep gratitude for the unwavering support of his family and his eagerness to embark on new life adventures, including the opportunity for more quality time with loved ones.

As Michael Del Zotto bids farewell to professional hockey, his legacy of dedication, hard work, and love for the game will be cherished by hockey enthusiasts for years to come.

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Former Stanley Cup Winner Announces Retirement

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