Three prominent NHL defensemen have decided to retire. They are PK Subban, Zdeno Chara and Keith Yandle.
Drafted by Montreal in 2007, Subban wore the Canadian’s jersey until 2016. The 33-year-old Canadian with an offensive style notably had teammates Raphael Diaz, Yannick Weber and Sven Andrighetto.
He then traded the Sainte-Flanelle for the Nashville Predators yellow jersey with Roman Josi and again Yannick Weber. He finally played the last three seasons with the New Jersey Devils of Nico Hischier. He left the NHL with 467 points (115 goals) in 834 games.
Chara and Yandle stop too
Zdeno Chara says goodbye to professional hockey at 45 and after 1680 games played in 24 seasons. The 2m05 Slovak giant scored 680 points including 209 goals with the New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals.
Less known than the other two, Yandle nevertheless holds the record for the number of matches played consecutively with 989 games. Drafted in 2005, the 36-year-old full-back began his impressive streak on March 26, 2009 and ended it on March 29, 2022.