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by Paul on 09/16/09 at 10:03 AM ET
from Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune,
More than two decades after honing his picturesque skating style in the rinks of Minnesota, Bret Hedican is hanging up his skates.
Hedican, the former North St. Paul High and St. Cloud State star, will officially announce his retirement today after 17 seasons as one of the NHL’s smoothest-skating defensemen.
“Looking back, I remember [former North Stars and Blues defenseman] Curt Giles saying my first year, ‘Bret, enjoy every day because it’s going to go by really quick,’” Hedican, 39, said by phone from Alamo, Calif., where he lives with his wife (Olympic gold medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi) and two daughters. “I remember thinking that’s crazy. Now looking back at my 17 years, man, it flew by. I’m really happy at my career and have no regrets.”
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