Jimmy Howard takes to Instagram, sends message to Detroit Red Wings’ fans

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A little over a week ago, a report surfaced that former Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard had decided to hang up his skates after 14 seasons in the NHL.

Well, on Thursday, Howard made it official by taking to Instagram to announce his decision to retire and to thank the Red Wings organization and the fans who supported him along the way.

From Howard’s Instagram:

Becoming an NHL goalie was a childhood dream and after an incredible 14 years within the Red Wings organization, I’ve decided to say farewell to playing professional hockey and move on to the next chapter. It has been the honor of a lifetime to play and I’m forever thankful to the fans, everyone within the Red Wings organization, my teammates and my family for their ongoing support, loyalty and dedication. As I enter this new chapter in my life, I look forward to spending more time with my family, coaching my son’s hockey team and new opportunities the future will hold.

With gratitude,
Jimmy Howard

Thank you, Jimmy!