Corey Crawford Officially Retires From The NHL

Corey Crawford has officially announced his retirement from the NHL after 10 seasons and 488 regular season games. The two-time Stanley Cup Champion may technically retire as a member of the New Jersey Devils, but he will always be remembered for his role in the Chicago Blackhawks' dynasty. 

It was announced yesterday that Crawford would step away from the game for personal reasons. Today he announces his official retirement from the NHL. He recently signed a 2 year, $7.8 million contract with the New Jersey Devils. Although he never played a game for the organization before retiring, his annual cap hit of $3.9 million will count against the cap. Players on 35+ contracts are not exempt from the salary cap after retiring. Tough break for the New Jersey Devils.
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