Ryan Callahan Retires After 13 Seasons

Ryan Callahan has decided to officially hang up his skates as the talented winger released a statement via Twitter on Wednesday to share the news.

Let's make it official. I did not play last year due to a back injury but I am officially announcing my retirement from the NHL," Callahan wrote. "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.

The speedy Callahan was drafted in 2004, in the fourth-round by the New York Rangers. Callahan collected 386 points in 757 career games. 

At 35, Callahan would have loved to play a couple more seasons but unfortunately a back injury has shelved him since 2019. That year he only played 52 games and registered 17 points.

Congrats to Callahan on a great career and kudos to him for living his dream! 

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