A long-time Red Wings veteran has announced his retirement.
While he may not have been a fan favorite in his latter years as a member of the Red Wings, there's no doubt that veteran Daniel Cleary redeemed himself in the eyes of hardcore Red Wings fans this season after spending an entire year mentoring the next generation as a member of the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins.
Following a huge Calder Cup Win, Cleary has announced that he will officially be retiring from the game of hockey according to a report from Ted Kuflan of the Detroit News.
Cleary's career would end with 935 games in the National Hockey League, a stretch of play over which he recorded 165 goals and 222 assists for 387 career points. We wish him all the best moving forward.