Lapierre announces retirement from pro hockey, played 10 seasons in NHL


Maxim Lapierre announced his retirement from professional hockey Sunday.

Tweet from @Lappy14:

The 35-year-old played 10 seasons in the NHL as a forward for the Montreal Canadiens, Anaheim Ducks, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues and Pittsburgh Penguins, scoring 139 points (65 goals, 74 assists) in 614 regular-season games. He scored five points (three goals, two assists) in 25 games for the Canucks in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, helping them to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 17 seasons, where he scored the only goal in Game 5 of the best-of-7 series, a seven-game loss to the Boston Bruins.

Lapierre last played in the NHL for the Penguins in 2014-15 and signed a one-year contract with Modo of the Swedish Hockey League on Sept. 1, 2015. He played the next five seasons in Europe and won a bronze medal for Canada at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: F��licitations pour une carri��re remarquable, et merci pour les souvenirs. Bonne retraite, @Lappy14!Congratulations on an excellent career and thanks for the memories. Happy retirement, Maxim!

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