After being forced to miss last season due to injury, Ryan Callahan has officially announced his retirement
In a Twitter post, the veteran forward thanked everyone who had been a part of his 13-year career, including the New York Rangers for giving him a shot when they selected him 127th in the general classification in 2004 Callahan would end up being Rangers captain, not bad for a hard-working OHL mid-round pick
Next, Callahan thanks the Tampa Bay Lightning, the second chapter of his NHL career where he spent the last five and a half seasons. More than his success on the ice, he thanks the Lightning for helping to launch his charitable foundation
757 regular-season NHL veteran Callahan twice qualified for the Stanley Cup final, but failed to lift the silver chalice over his head His career will end with 386 points, but it is his go-anywhere attitude that his teammates and fans will remember long after he leaves. Joe Smith of The Athletic introduces Callahan for the last time maybe, discussing how his career has slowed down in Tampa while also getting a glimpse of what his life will take him now
A fan favorite while with the Rangers Appreciated and enjoyed his hustle and bustle – he never stopped Too bad he couldn’t lift the Well-Deserved Retirement Cup
Gave his heart and soul every shift of every game I loved him as a Ranger Enjoy your retirement, Ryan
An excellent captain who made RangersTown proud Enjoy your retirement and good luck in your future endeavors, Ryan!
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