After 17 seasons in the NHL, former Hurricane Paul Stastny has decided to call it a career, according to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun.
Stastny spent his final season, the 2022-2023 campaign, with Carolina, appearing in 88 contests in Raleigh. The 37-year old recorded 13 goals and 13 assists during his time with the Hurricanes, including two scores and two assists on the power play.
Stastny’s biggest moment with Carolina came in the opening round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs, when his overtime goal in game six against the New York Islanders propelled the Canes to the second round.
For his career, Stastny saw action in 1,263 contests between Carolina, St. Louis, Colorado, Winnipeg, and Vegas, tallying 323 goals and 572 assists.
He was drafted 44th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2005 NHL Draft, and made his debut with the club in 2006.
Stastny would spend eight seasons with Colorado before heading to St. Louis.
In a conversation with LeBrun, Stastny stated that his career in hockey may not be entirely finished, and a front office role with an organization is possible in the future.
He becomes the second Hurricane from the 2022-2023 season to enter retirement, joining forward Derek Stepan.