Rolston, who played with the Bruins from 1999 to 2004 and again for the latter part of the 2011-12 season, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on Jan. 11 that he might hang up the skates soon.
"You play for 17 years, I'm very content. At the same time you have that feeling like, 'Am I really done?' You've been doing it so long, you feel like you have to go back and do something. But I'm happy if this is the end of my career. I've faced the reality of that," he said.
Rolston still holds some team records from his time with the Minnesota Wild, plus he played with the New Jersey Devils, Colorado Avalanche and New York Islanders during his career as well. Known for a slap shot so powerful it causes goaltenders to duck, Rolston went to three different Olympics with the United States team and won a Stanley Cup during his rookie season.
With the Bruins, his most productive season was 2001-02, when he scored 62 points evenly split between 31 goals and assists. During his second tour of duty in Boston, he had 15 points, all but three of them assists, plus a goal and two helpers in the playoffs.