LATEST | Three-time Stanley Cup winner forced to retire due to an injury

Published April 8, 2023 at 11:11

The Chicago Blackhawks were amongst the most dominant teams of the 2010s. With their core pieces in their prime, they managed to win nothing less than three Stanley Cups.

The Hawks have been moving from major pieces of these cup runs since Patrick Kane was moved, Jonathan Toews has announced his incoming retirement, and Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith have already called it. Now, Niklas Hjalmarsson is now the latest member of these historical cup runs to call it quits.

Hjalmarsson took a hard hit while playing in Sweden's top league the SHL and the injury it resulted in forced the veteran to call it a career:

"It has taken a while, last week was the first time I felt completely one hundred percent. I was wondering and a little scared when it went on for so long. I will see if I come back to another role in the future. I love hockey, that's what I've done and that's what I can do. Some kind of coach would be exciting to try."

Hjalmarsson had quite the NHL career, he spent 14 years in the NHL, played over 800 games, and won three Stanley Cups along the way. Safe to say his name will surely go down in the Hawks' history as one of the top shutdown defencemen.

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LATEST | Three-time Stanley Cup winner forced to retire due to an injury

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