13-Year Veteran Announces Retirement, Joins Sabres' Coaching Staff

After a 13-season career spanning the AHL, NHL, and Germany's DEL league, defenseman Zach Redmond has officially retired from professional hockey.

With stints with teams like the Winnipeg Jets, Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens, and the Buffalo Sabres, Redmond leaves a little experience, having played 133 NHL games, earning 38 points, and making a significant impact in Germany's top league.

Notably, his final season in the DEL saw him being recognized as the league's best defenseman and contributing to a championship win.

Now, at 35 years old, Redmond is embarking on a fresh journey as he joins the Buffalo Sabres coaching staff as a development coach.

His transition from a player to a mentor highlights his commitment to the sport's growth, drawing from his diverse experiences as a defenseman and his successful adaptation to international play.

With a wealth of on-ice knowledge, including his time in Germany alongside his recent successes, Redmond's insights promise to play a pivotal role in honing the skills of the Sabres' upcoming talents.

Through his coaching endeavors, he continues to shape the future of hockey, showcasing that his influence extends well beyond his playing days. Photo Credit:  Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports