November 30, 2021

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HOCKEY - NHL: Marián Gáborík has definitely announced the end of his career (photo)

HOCKEY – NHL: Marián Gáborík has definitely announced the end of his career (photo)

You see. Slovak hockey player Marian Gaboric announced the end of his career. He played his last NHL game on March 22, 2018, and due to back problems, he hasn’t met for the past three years.

“It has been a great honor and privilege to play in the best league in the world since I was eighteen years old. It has been an amazing and wonderful journey. At times it has been like a rollercoaster, but I have always found my way back. Thanks to my family, my agent, my teammates and the coach for Everything, ”Marian Gaborik wrote on the social network.

She played the highest Slovak draft in NHL history with the Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Los Angeles Kings and Ottawa. He gave special thanks to each team, the biggest in Los Angeles, lifting the Stanley Cup over his head in 2014.

Thank you Los Angeles, my teammates, coaches and fans for trusting me. And for memories I will never forget, Gaboric wrote and at the end added: “Last but not least, I thank Dukla Trenčín for teaching me to play the best game.”

Gaboric’s contract is still valid until the end of last season. As a wounded man, he became part of an interesting exchange in January 2021, when his former overseas employer replaced him with Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Lightning.

“The general manager called me. He told me it was a purely commercial deal between the two teams, so nothing has changed for me,” he explained to RTVS at the time.

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Tampa Bay had problems with the salary cap, and since Gaborick was injured for so long, he was included in the list of injured players. Therefore, his salary was not included in the salary cap.

Thanks to Gaboric, the club managed to solve the problems. And at the end of the season, he enjoyed defending the Stanley Cup.

On Thursday, November 4, shortly after the start of the NHL new year, Gáborík finally announced the end of his career.

He has 1035 appearances abroad and 815 Canadian points for 407 goals and 408 assists in seventeen seasons abroad. He scored 58 points (32 + 26) in 84 playoffs. When he played three times in the NHL All-Stars, in 2012 he was named Player of the Year.

He played 73 matches for the national team and scored 30 goals. He has played in four world championships and two Winter Olympics. The biggest success was winning the bronze medal in 1999 at the World Under-18 and Under-20 Championships. In 2016, he won the silver medal with the European team at the World Cup.

He played five seasons in the Slovakian extra league with 122 games and 132 Canadian points (72 goals and 60 assists). He made his debut in Dukla Trenčín at the age of sixteen.

For a long time he also held the record for the youngest shooter at the highest Slovak competition. It wasn’t until this year that Banska Bystrica striker Dalibor Dvorsky beat him at the age of 15, 7 months and 18 days.

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