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Daniel Carcillo Announces His Retirement

from Daniel Carcillo at The Players' Tribune,

Today, I’m retiring from the National Hockey League. My immediate goal is to help athletes transition to the next phase of their life — whether it’s continuing education, finding internships with companies, or networking with other athletes who are dealing with the same issues. My mission is to help guys who are dealing with anxiety, depression, and uncertainty about their future. Not down the line, not next week, but right now.


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Hootinani's avatar

Isn’t he like 25? 

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 09/17/15 at 10:17 AM ET

Hes 30.

And this is a noble gesture, but it would seem more suitable for someone who didnt spend his entire career trying to injure other players on a nightly basis.

Posted by Hootinani on 09/17/15 at 12:26 PM ET

pautna's avatar

A punk ass bitch who’s turned pseudo saint is now out of the league? Good! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out Dan!

Posted by pautna on 09/17/15 at 01:23 PM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

...and craniums everywhere rejoiced.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 09/17/15 at 02:37 PM ET

Wings_in_NYC's avatar

Good riddance.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 09/17/15 at 03:41 PM ET


His “Carbomb” persona followed him for some time, but his last couple years in the league he played differently than at the start of his career.  It wasn’t until the challenges and then passing of Montador that he seemed to really change.  That “punk ass bitch” played the game he loved and realized other things are more important than just the game.  I applaud him for his courage and outspokenness on something that is obviously very personal to him.  The fact that he played the way he did and has come full circle will do more to change the game than most anything else we have seen so far.

Posted by sdre79 on 09/17/15 at 07:30 PM ET

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