“I decided to retire at the end of last season," said Kiprusoff in a statement. "I appreciated [general manager] Jay Feaster and the Flames organization permitting me to take the summer to be 100 percent sure.”
Originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in 1995’ Kiprusoff was traded to the Flames in Nov. 2003; leading the team to the Stanley Cup Finals in his first season. He also won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender in 2006. Last season, Kiprusoff went 8-14-2 with a 3.44 goals-against average and a save percentage of .882.
"Miikka Kiprusoff has been the backbone of the Calgary Flames since his arrival here in 2003, and every night for more than 70 nights per season his magnificence between the pipes gave the team a chance to win,” said team general manager Jay Feaster. “He inspired hope and confidence, and he made those around him better players as a result of his brilliance. Miikka will take his place in the pantheon of great NHL goaltenders, and his place in Flames history is secure.”