Defenseman Dan Boyle formally announced his retirement on Wednesday after 17 seasons in the NHL.
Boyle played in 1,093 NHL games with Florida, Tampa Bay, San Jose and the New York Rangers, recording 605 points (163 goals, 442 assists) and 693 penalty minutes.
Boyle was a member of Tampa Bay's 2004 Stanley Cup-winning team and appeared in 130 career playoff games, adding 81 points (17 goals, 64 assists).
"Today, I would like to formally announce my retirement from the National Hockey League," Boyle said in a statement. "I've been fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to do what I most love to do. All I wanted to do as a young boy was have the opportunity to play one game in the NHL. Over a thousand games later, this whole experience seems surreal. I want to thank all four organizations for the opportunity, my teammates and the fans for this amazing run that I will cherish forever."
The 40-year-old Boyle finished his career among the all-time NHL defensemen -- 35th in overall scoring, 31st in goals and 38th in assists. His 72 power-play goals tied for 29th all-time and his 2,231 shots were 36th for NHL blueliners.
Boyle was a two-time NHL All-Star, both with San Jose in 2008-09 and 2010-11. He played the last two seasons with the Rangers and had 10 goals and 14 assists in 74 games in 2015-16.
Acquired by the Sharks on July 4, 2008, from Tampa Bay, Boyle played in 431 games with San Jose -- his longest tenured NHL stop -- and recorded 269 points (68 goals, 201 assists). He remains the franchise's leading point scorer for defensemen.
"Dan's statistics and his accomplishments speak for themselves and we congratulate him on a remarkable career," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement. "As an undrafted player, he was consistently told that he wouldn't play in the NHL but his determination and passion for the game proved many people wrong. Those traits, along with hard work, helped him become one of the League's best defensemen over the last 25 years. We're excited that Dan, Amber and their family have chosen to return to Northern California and we welcome them back into the Sharks family."
Internationally, the native of Ottawa was a member of Canada's 2010 gold-medal winning men's Olympic team and also was selected as a reserve for his home country at the 2006 Olympics. He was a member of Canada's silver-medal 2005 men's World Championship team.