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Wade Redden retires after 14 seasons in NHL

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Wade Redden has announced his retirement from the National Hockey League today, the NHLPA has reported.

Redden played 1,023 games through his 14-year long career in the NHL, competing with the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins.

He hangs up his skates having tallied 109 goals and 348 assists in the regular season, with an additional 49 points in 106 post season games.

"I would first and foremost like to thank my family and friends for their unconditional love and support. I would also like to thank my teammates, coaches and staff for al the great memories created throughout the years. To the fans, I appreciate all your support throughout my career," Redden said in the release. " Playing in the National Hockey League has been a dream come true and I feel very proud and privileged to have played more than 1,000 games in 14 NHL seasons."

Known as a top two-way defenseman, Redden reached many accomplishments outside of the NHL as a member of Team Canada, including two Gold Medals at the World Junior Championship (1995,1996) and multiple World Championships.

As a valued member of the Ottawa Senators, Redden helped the team get to the playoffs in all 11 seasons he spent there, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006-2007.

On July 1, 2008 Redden signed with the New York Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.

After two years playing for the Rangers, Redden was sent to their AHL affiliate in Connecticut,where he would spend the next two seasons. Redden eventually made it back into the NHL, playing 23 games for the Blues before being traded to the Boston Bruins in the spring of 2013. He played just six regular season games and five playoff games for the Bruins.

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