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Yzerman retired with the additional distinction of having been the longest-serving team captain in NHL history. Nicklas Lidstrom, the former captain of the Wings
On Thursday, May 31, 2012, Nicklas Lidström retired after his 20th consecutive NHL season, and 6th year as captain of the Detroit Red Wings.
The NHL retired his jersey number 99 league-wide, making him the only player to receive this honour.
The following month, top scorer Ryan Smyth was traded to the Los Angeles Kings and Joe Sakic, the only team captain the Avs have ever known, retired after 20 seasons in the NHL.
The final game of the season, a 7 – 1 loss to the Calgary Flames, marked Trevor Linden's last NHL game, as the former Canucks'all-time leading scorer retired.
The original Hart Trophy was retired to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960, and the NHL began presenting a new trophy, which was dubbed the Hart Memorial Trophy in its place.
Gordon " Gordie " Howe, OC ( born March 31, 1928 ) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League ( NHL ), and the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in the World Hockey Association ( WHA ).
While the Red Wings still held his NHL rights even though he had retired eight years earlier, the Whalers and Red Wings reached a gentleman's agreement in which the Red Wings agreed not to reclaim him.
Mark Messier retired only 11 NHL games behind Howe at 1, 756 ( and counting minor league action and playoffs, 2, 048 total professional games ), but this is over five seasons away from 2, 478 total professional games ( including minor league action ), almost a thousand games ahead of the active career leader at the end of 2012 ( Roman Hamrlik ).
On July 3, 2006, Yzerman officially retired, finishing his career ranked as the sixth all-time leading scorer in NHL history, having scored a career-high 155 points ( 65 goals / 90 assists ) in 1988 – 89 which has been bettered only by Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux.
Paul Tetsuhiko Kariya (; ( Kariya Tetsuhiko ; born October 16, 1974 ) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey winger who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League ( NHL ).
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Andre Kirk Agassi (; born April 29, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada ) is a retired American professional tennis player and former World No. 1, who was one of the game's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid 2000s.
Less than a year after retiring as a player, the Blues retired number 24 in his honor on March 16, 1992.
Dante Lavelli and Frank Gatski retired at the end of the season, leaving Groza as the only original Cleveland player still on the team.
The Chicago Cubs retired numbers are commemorated on pinstriped flags flying from the foul poles at Wrigley Field, with the exception of Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodgers player whose number 42 was retired for all clubs.
The Cowboys waited until Smith had retired as a player before inducting Aikman and Irvin, so all three could be inducted together, which occurred during halftime at a Monday Night Football home game against the arch-rival Washington Redskins on September 19, 2005.
Having retired as a player in 1979, he had no VFL coaching experience and was regarded as something of a risk, although he had coached in the Australian Army whilst on national service.
Sir Geoffrey Charles Hurst MBE ( born 8 December 1941 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire ) is a retired England footballer best remembered for making his mark in history as the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ( born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr., April 16, 1947 ) is a retired American professional basketball player.
Notably, Archie Manning's number 8 jersey has never been assigned to any other Saints player, but is not officially retired.
As of 2010, the Chargers ' policy was to have the Chargers Hall of Fame committee evaluate candidates for a player's number to retire after the player has retired from the league after five years, Seau was the only exception to this policy.
Famous athletes include Baseball Hall of Fame members Roger Bresnahan and Addie Joss, U. S. boxing Olympian Devin Vargas, 2012 Olympic silver medalist Erik Kynard ( Track & Field, high jump ), professional basketball player John Amaechi, retired NBA player Jim Jackson, and NBA Champions Chicago Bulls Dennis Hopson.