Former Ducks & Sabres Defenceman Retires At Age 25

A young defenceman has called it a career at just age 25 after citing personal reasons, according to his club, the Berlin Polar Bears.

Brendan Guhle was drafted 51st overall in 2015 by the Buffalo Sabres and only ended up playing 23 games in the NHL for them and 112 in the AHL. During his limited time on the Sabres, he scored no goals and recorded five assists. He was much more productive for the Rockford Americans in his time developing, scoring 15 goals and 59 points.

Guhle was then traded to the Anaheim Ducks in 2019 and was able to find a little success in the NHL. He scored four goals and nine points in 42 games, but spent the large majority of his final three seasons with the organization in the AHL with the San Diego Gulls. There he scored nine goals and 33 points in 87 games.

At the rate he was going, he wasn't going to become a regular NHL defenceman, so he decided to head overseas and play for Berlin in the Deutsche Eishockey League in Germany. Guhle suited up for just seven games and recorded no points before calling it a career on the ice. The defenceman that was once projected to be a decent player unfortunately has his career end very early.

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