Today, Simon Gagne announced his retirement from the National Hockey League and the world of professional hockey.
In a press release, the now former Boston Bruin Left Winger had this to say:
"Today, I want to thank my trainers and teammates. You inspired me to surpass myself. You made me understand that you need more than talent; it takes sacrifice and discipline and you need to work harder than your rivals. I also wish to thank my fans. Every evening, you energized me and inspired me to perform."
Over his fourteen year career, Gagne was a two time All Star and spend the bulk and best of his career with the Philadelphia Flyers. Gagne, a well respected all around player would score 601 Points over his career and would lead the NHL in Even Strength Goals in the 2005-06 season and later on would win a Stanley Cup as the member of the Los Angeles Kings in 2012.
Gagne would also win accolades Internationally as a member of Team Canada and would win a Gold Medal for his country in the 2002 Olympics and the 2004 World Cup.
Gagne will now be moved from the Notinhalloffame Hockey TBD Futures Section to the 2018 Futures Section.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com wish the best for Simon Gagne and his post-NHL career.