Iron Man Defenseman Announces Retirement

While on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast, longtime NHL defenseman Keith Yandle announced his retirement.

There were rumblings that Yandle was leaning toward retirement earlier this offseason, and now it has come to fruition. The 36-year-old just spent this past season with the Philadelphia Flyers, where he had one goal, 19 points, and a league-worst minus-47 rating. It was a rough final season for the veteran, but he did make NHL history by passing Doug Jarvis (964 games) for most consecutive games played by appearing in 989 contests straight.

Yandle was an extremely dedicated hockey player who had a very strong NHL career. In 1,109 games over his 16-year career, he had 103 goals, 516 assists, and 619 points. 

We here at NHLTR want to congratulate Yandle on an excellent career. Enjoy your retirement!

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