Advertisement

Red Wings' Osgood retires from NHL

Red Wings' Osgood retires from NHL
Former Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood, who announced his retirement after 17 years in the NHL. UPI/Gary C. Caskey | License Photo

DETROIT, July 19 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood announced his retirement Tuesday, closing a 17-year NHL hockey career.

The club said Osgood will work in the front office in a position dealing with scouting and developing goaltenders.

Advertisement

Osgood, 38, went just 5-3-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .903 save percentage in 11 games a season ago, limited by persistent groin problems and hernia surgery.

He played 14 of his 17 NHL seasons and 317 of his 401 lifetime wins in Detroit, winning Stanley Cups in 1997, 1998 and 2008. All told, he racked up a 401-216-95 record with a 2.49 GAA and 50 shutouts in 744 regular-season tilts, adding a 74-49 mark with 15 shutouts over 129 playoff games.

Osgood made his NHL debut during the 1993-94 season. In 1996, he led the league with 39 wins as the Wings posted 131 points and set a league record with 62 victories. In 1998, Osgood finished 33-20-11 with six whitewashes and a 2.21 GAA.

But in 2001, after three lackluster post-seasons, Osgood was placed on waivers and taken by the New York Islanders. In 2002, he led the club to its first playoff appearance since 1994 before returning to Detroit.

Advertisement

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement