While this news was certainly not unexpected, it's a difficult way to end one's career.
According to a breaking news report out of Sweden, veteran defenseman Douglas Murray has retired after injuries sidelined him last season, as well as a lack of interest from teams in the National Hockey League this season.
Murray who last played in the NHL for the Montreal Canadiens in the 2013-2014 season went back to Europe to play in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey League, but it was obvious that the hope was always for a return to the NHL. Unfortunately he only appeared in 8 games in the DEL and as a result any interest from NHL GMs vanished, leading him to today's decision.
Despite being drafted in the eighth round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft Murray went out to have a very solid NHL career, appearing in 518 NHL games with the San Jose Sharks, Pittsburgh Penguins and the aforementioned Montreal Canadiens. He ends his career with 7 goals 57 assists for a career total of 64 points and 412 penalty minutes to go along with it.
We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.