Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere Retires After 16 NHL Seasons


Jean-Sebastian GiguereJean-Sebastien Giguere officially retired Thursday after a 16-year NHL career.

The veteran goaltender was the last active player to be drafted by the Hartford Whalers. In addition to the Whalers, he played for the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche.

Giguere is best known for his time with the Ducks, with whom he played for from 2000-01 until the middle of the 2009-10 season. He led the Ducks on an unexpected run to the 2003 Stanley Cup Final, where they lost in Game 7 to the New Jersey Devils. Giguere won the Conn Smythe Trophy even though his team lost the Cup Final. No player from a losing team has won that award since.

He helped the Ducks advance to the Cup Final again in 2007. The Ducks won the series in five games over the Ottawa Senators, including a Game 5 clincher on home ice.

Giguere finishes his career with a record of 262-216-25-64-38, a .913 save percentage and a 2.53 goals against average.

Click here to watch Giguere and former teammate Teemu Selanne take an emotional victory lap in Anaheim>>>

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