Former Montreal Canadiens Forward Retires From NHL

After a very quiet offseason where there wasn't much interest from teams, free-agent forward Mathieu Perreault has decided to hang up his skates and retire.

Perreault played 13 NHL seasons between the Washington Capitals who selected him in the sixth round of the 2006 draft, the Anaheim Ducks, Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens. His best seasons came as a Jet, where he recorded a career-high 45 points in 65 games back in 2016-17.

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The 34-year-old was thought of as someone who could sign a PTO for training camp and make an impression, however he's fully committed to the next steps of his career, joining TVA Sports as a broadcaster.

Perreault appeared in 708 NHL games and another 51 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He leaves the rink scoring 143 goals, 209 assists and another 16 points in the postseason. We wish him all the best in front of the camera!

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