LATEST | 597-game NHL veteran announces his retirement from professional hockey

Published August 1, 2023 at 1:36 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

In an interview with Expressen, a Swedish media outlet, former NHL forward Carl Soderberg announced his retirement after playing professionally for parts of 20 seasons.

Note: the following quote is translated from Swedish.

"I knew even then that it was my last match, but I still wanted to let it grow during the summer," Soderberg said about his final game with Malmo in March.

He went on to say, "I have been involved in a lot. Almost 600 NHL games and that whole NHL journey was amazing. All the memories you created and all the people, both players and leaders. I wouldn't trade that for anything. Then the WC gold in Cologne 2017 was the biggest thing I was able to win. Getting to go up with Malmö in 2006 was also a win in itself. It was right at the beginning of my career, so it was very big."



Soderberg, a native of Malmo, spent parts of nine seasons in the National Hockey League from 2013 to 2021 with the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and the Arizona Coyotes, before returning to Sweden for the last two years. In 597 games, he put up 297 points (110 goals, 187 assists), 210 penalty minutes and was a minus-25. He went on to add 14 points in 45 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

The 37-year-old also represented Sweden on the international stage on a handful of occasions including the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championship, the latter of which he won the gold medal at.

Best of luck to Soderberg in retirement and congratulations on a great professional hockey career!

Source: Expressen
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