Jamie Langenbrunner retires after 16 NHL seasons, 2 Stanley Cups

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

St. Louis, MO, United States (4E Sports) – Jamie Langenbrunner, who had 10 goals and 17 points in 23 playoff games during a 1999 run for the Dallas Stars towards winning the Stanley Cup, announced his retirement Wednesday after 16 NHL seasons.

The right winger won another Stanley Cup in 2003 with New Jersey Devils and was the captain of the 2010 United States Olympic Team.

Langenbrunner was unable to find a contract for this season after playing just four games in the last two seasons spent with the St. Louis Blues.

Taken 35th overall by the Stars in the 1993 draft, he became a fulltime NHL player in 1996, accumulating 39 points in 76 regular season games as a rookie.

The 38-year-old forward appeared in 1,109 games for the Stars, Devils and Blues and played on the 1998 and 2010 U.S. Olympic hockey teams. He scored 243 goals and had 420 assists in his career and recorded a plus-minus rating of plus-62.

The native of Cloquet, Minnesota, scored 58 game-winning goals in the regular season and recorded 87 points in 146 playoff games.

“It was a dream come true to have the opportunity to play in the NHL for 16 seasons,” said Langenbrunner. “I would like to thank Bob Gainey, Lou Lamoriello and Doug Armstrong for giving me the opportunity to play against the top players in hockey, in the best league in the world.”

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