St Louis Blues Forward Alex Steen Forced to Retire

The St Louis Blues have announced forward Alex Steen has retired from the NHL. The 36-year-old had one year left on his current deal, where he would have counted as $5.75 million against the cap, and $3.5 million of actual cash.

The news comes as a bit of a shock and certainly not the way Steen wanted to go out. The veteran winger spent his career with the Blues and the Toronto Maple Leafs who drafted Steen in the first round back in 2002.

 We wish Steen nothing but the best in his retirement.

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