A big retirement to announce.
According to an official release via the National Hockey League Players Association's website, veteran forward Travis Mohen has made the decision to step away from professional hockey after 747 career games as an NHL player.
Mohen made the following statement:
“First off I would like to thank my former teammates for all their support on and off the ice. I have made many great friendships and incredible memories. I want to thank all the coaching staffs for believing in me and helping me to achieve my dream. I also want to tell all the training staffs how much I appreciate each of them and thank them all for keeping me healthy. My family and I feel truly honoured to have lived and played for some amazing organizations. I want to thank the staffs and fans of the Chicago, Anaheim, San Jose, Montréal and Dallas organizations. With all the great memories, one of the best will be winning the Stanley Cup in Anaheim with the Ducks. It is the highlight of my career and nothing beats that feeling of accomplishing your childhood dream! Lastly I would like to thank my family for all their love, support and sacrifice through my entire career. I will truly miss everything about the game of hockey.”
Mohen, a former fifth round draft pick had a very solid NHL career, earning himself a Stanley Cup with Anaheim and going on to play as a member of the San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars and an extended stay with the Montreal Canadiens.
Over 747 career games he collected 59 goals, 77 assists and 800 career penalty minutes, we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.