Doug Gilmour Retires

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Doug Gilmour retired Monday after an NHL career in which he played 20 seasons and won a Stanley Cup with the Calgary Flames in 1989.

"As an athlete, we all knew this day was going to come," he said. "As a player in the National Hockey League after all this time, you never want it to come."

Gilmour was drafted by St. Louis in 1982 and also played for Calgary, Toronto, New Jersey, Chicago, Buffalo and Montreal. In 1,474 regular-season NHL games he had 450 goals and 964 assists for 1,414 points.

He won the Frank J. Selke Award as the league's top defensive forward in 1993 and played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1993 and 1994. He recorded a personal best 127 points during Toronto's 1992-93 season.

"This has been such a great ride," Gilmour said. "I have had so many great experiences, winning a Stanley Cup, playing at home ... and playing with some great players and great teams."

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