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by Paul on 06/12/12 at 06:14 PM ET
from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News,
Ian Laperriere waited until after the Stanley Cup final ended, with the Los Angeles Kings on top, to announce something that was 2 years in the making.
Laperriere, 38, officially announced his retirement from hockey on Tuesday. He spent the last two seasons of his contract working with the Flyers’ prospects in a coaching role after being sidelined with post-concussion syndrome.
Laperriere spent just one season in a Flyers uniform but will go down as one of the most beloved players in franchise history for his sacrifice, dedication and passion.
“I’m just glad I had a chance to wear the Orange and Black,” Laperriere said in a conference call with reporters. “It was my shortest time here compared to the other teams I played for, but that’s probably one of my biggest regrets: not having a chance to play longer than that in this great organization.”
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