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Ryan Callahan Officially Announces His NHL Retirement

Ryan Callahan has announced his retirement from the NHL after 13 years and stops with Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers.

In a message on Twitter, Ryan Callahan has announced he is retiring from the NHL after a 13-year career that saw him spend seasons with Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers. Callahan will leave the game after 757 regular season NHL games and 121 playoff games.

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In a message that started, “Let’s make it official,” he thanks both organizations for the opportunities he got to play with them and specifically thanked the Rangers for giving him a chance, while thanking the Lightning for helping launch his charitable foundation.

Callahan will leave the NHL after 757 regular season NHL games and having played in two Stanley Cup Finals rounds. He didn’t win the Cup, but he’ll go down in history as a great NHL player who was a leader and steady point producer on some very good teams. For a while, he was the captain of the Rangers.

He said, “I did not play last year due to a back injury but I am officially announcing my retirement from the NHL,” Callahan wrote. He last played in 2019 with the Lightning but his injuries limited him to seven goals and 17 points in only 52 games that season.

The Lightning did move him to the Ottawa Senators, but he did not play a game for that organization.

Callahan Had a Great Career

“Reflecting on my career, it’s hard to wrap my head around how lucky and grateful I am for being able to live out my childhood dream for 13 amazing years.” An absolute warrior, on and off the ice. Callahan will be missed.

Congratulations on your retirement and a fantastic NHL career that spanned more than a decade.

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