NHL.com reports that Brendan Shanahan officially announced his retirement Tuesday.
Shanahan amassed 656 goals and 1,345 points over the course of his career, good for 11th and 23rd all-time respectively. He is also the only NHL player to score more than 600 goals and be whistled for more than 2,000 minutes in penalties. Over the course of his illustrious career, he won three Stanley Cups, a gold medal, and played in eight All-Star games.
Said Shanahan in a statement:
I would like to thank my family and all of the friends who have helped me achieve and maintain my childhood dream of playing in the National Hockey League. I am enormously grateful to all of my coaches and teammates I've had the privilege of learning from and playing along side of, throughout my career. While I always dreamed of playing in the NHL, I can't honestly say that I would have ever imagined that I'd be this fortunate and blessed. I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has helped me fulfill this dream.