Owen Nolan officially retires from hockey

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Former San Jose Sharks standout forward Owen Nolan announced Tuesday he has officially retired from hockey at age 40.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Los Angeles 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 30 (UPI) -- Martin Havlat's third-period goal was the game-winner Monday as the Minnesota Wild defeated Los Angeles 3-2.

NHL: Minnesota 2, Philadelphia 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Anton Khudobin, in his first NHL start Saturday, made 38 saves, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

NHL: San Jose 5, Minnesota 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau and rookie Jason Demers each scored a pair of goals Saturday to power San Jose over the Minnesota Wild 5-2.

NHL: Phoenix 6, Minnesota 4

GLENDALE, Ariz., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Petr Prucha scored twice and Vernon Fiddler tallied the eventual game-winner for Phoenix in its 6-4 win over the Minnesota Wild Saturday.

NHL: Minnesota 5, Vancouver 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Antti Miettinen snapped a tie score just 68 seconds into the third period Wednesday and added another goal in leading Minnesota to a 5-2 victory over Vancouver.

NHL: Minnesota 6, Chicago 5 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Owen Nolan scored in the eighth round of the shootout Saturday to nail down Minnesota's 6-5 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Edmonton 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Niklas Backstrom allowed only a first-period goal on 30 shots Wednesday and the Minnesota Wild held on to defeat Edmonton 3-1.

NHL: Minnesota 5, Colorado 3

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Chuck Kobasew's second career hat trick propelled Minnesota to a 5-3 victory over Colorado Friday.

NHL: Minnesota 3, N.Y. Islanders 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Owen Nolan completed a third-period rally Friday by scoring with 1:07 remaining in Minnesota's 3-2 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: San Jose 4, Minnesota 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau scored two goals and had an assist and Evgeni Nabokov made 38 saves Saturday in San Jose's 4-2 victory over Minnesota.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Dallas 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 8 (UPI) -- Marian Gaborik's three points Tuesday helped the Minnesota Wild keep their shrinking playoff hopes alive in a 3-1 win over Dallas.

NHL: Minnesota 3, Edmonton 0

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 22 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Niklas Backstrom racked up his seventh shutout of the season Sunday, turning back 31 Edmonton shots in a 3-0 Wild victory over the Oilers.

NHL: San Jose 5, Minnesota 4 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 10 (UPI) -- Christian Ehrhoff scored 3:34 into overtime Tuesday to hand the San Jose Sharks a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild.

NHL: Minnesota 5, Detroit 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Wild, led by Owen Nolan's two goals and one assist Saturday, battered the Detroit Red Wings, 5-2.
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Owen Nolan
Calgary Flames Owen Nolan of Ireland skates at the Pepsi Center in Denver on October 16, 2007. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Owen Liam Nolan (born February 12, 1972 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is an Irish-Canadian professional ice hockey player and an alternate captain of the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played in the NHL for the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes and Calgary Flames. He was raised in Thorold, Ontario, Canada.

Nolan is a typical power forward, and has struggled with injuries throughout his career.

He was drafted first overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, and played with them until 9 games into the 1995–1996 season (this was the first season the team played in Colorado as the "Avalanche"), when he was traded to the San Jose Sharks for defenceman Sandis Ozoliņš. During his tenure with the Sharks he was named captain, and registered his best career year in 1999–00, finishing with 84 points, and tied for second in the NHL with 44 goals.

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