Detroit Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood, recently expected to serve as Detroit's backup netminder in the 2011-12 season, has instead retired. The first report of his retirement came from MLive.com's Ansar Khan.
Osgood retires with 401 victories, 10th all-time in the NHL, and 317 as a Red Wing, outpacing all Detroit goaltenders save Terry Sawchuk. Osgood played with the Red Wings for 13 years in his 17-year NHL career — his Red Wings stints bookended two-year tenures with the New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues — and helped the Red Wings win Stanley Cups with stellar play in the playoffs as the starting goaltender in both 1998 and 2008. Osgood won three Stanley Cups in all, the first coming as Detroit's backup goalie in 1997.
Osgood's peaks as a goalie came in 1996 and 2008: he was named an All-Star in both years, and led the NHL in wins in 1996 and goals against average in 2008.