COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Columbus forward Michael Peca announced his retirement Tuesday, ending a 13-year NHL career.
Peca, 35, won the Frank J. Selke Trophy, given to the best defensive forward in the NHL, in 1997 and 2002. He also was a member of the gold medal-winning Canadian hockey team in 2002.
He scored 176 goals and had 289 assists over 864 NHL games, beginning with Vancouver in 1993-94. He also played for Buffalo, the New York Islanders, Edmonton and Toronto before spending the last two seasons with the Blue Jackets.
Peca didn't play on a Stanley Cup-winning team but appeared in the playoff finals twice. He was captain of the Buffalo Sabres in 1999 and was on the 2006 Edmonton team that came within one win of the title.