On This Day: Detroit Red Wings icon Chris Osgood announces retirement

July 19, 2011 was truly the end of an era for a key figure in Detroit Red Wings history.

Goaltender Chris Osgood decided to hang up the skates after 401 career victories, most with Detroit. He also had tenures with the New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues.

“I feel as if I can move on,” he said upon the announcement. “I’m excited about my future as to what I’m going to do with the organization.”

His name appears on the Stanley Cup three times, twice as a starter. He also nearly led the Red Wings to a second Cup repeat, coming up one game short in 2009.

– – Quotes via NHL.com Link – –

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