Breaking: Veteran defenseman retires after 16 seasons in the NHL.

Former NHL team captain and Stanley Cup Champion calls it a career!

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Former NHL team captain calls it a career

It’s time for another well-respected veteran defenseman to call it a career after 16 seasons in the NHL.

According to Sportsnet Edmonton Oilers defenseman  Andrew Ference has announced his retirement after 16 NHL seasons.

Ference started in the NHL during the 1999–2000 season and has played for the Pittsburgh PenguinsCalgary Flames and Boston Bruins. In 2011, Ference helped the Bruins to their 6th Stanley Cup Championship.

On June 15, 2011, Ference and the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in Game 7 of the Final to win the Stanley Cup.