Two-Time Stanley Cup Winner Announces Retirement from Hockey

Published September 10, 2023 at 6:58 PM
After a distinguished 1001-game NHL career, Andrew Ladd has officially retired, making the announcement on social media. Ladd's NHL journey began when he was selected fourth overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2004 draft.

He achieved remarkable success, winning two Stanley Cups – one with the Hurricanes as a rookie and another with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. Ladd emerged as a top-six forward during his time with the Blackhawks.

His move to the Atlanta Thrashers marked a turning point as he became captain and enjoyed seven consecutive seasons with 20+ goals.

Ladd's most significant impact was in Winnipeg, where he served as the franchise's first captain, leading the Jets to their first playoff appearance since relocation and recording a career-high 62 points.

Afterward, he signed with the New York Islanders but faced declining performance due to injuries. A trade to the Arizona Coyotes marked his 1000th game, but his final season ended early due to a failed physical.

Despite challenges, Andrew Ladd leaves a respected NHL legacy as a valuable forward for multiple teams.

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Two-Time Stanley Cup Winner Announces Retirement from Hockey

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