Joe Sakic retires.
Another great player will announce his retirement this week. Joe Sakic will meet the press tomorrow to give his impressions on his great career.
Sakic began his NHL career in 1988-1989 with the Quebec Nordiques. He quickly became the leader of the team and also became the public enemy number one for every Montreal Canadiens fans.
Sakic player 20 seasons with the same organization, a rare thing in the current era. The Nordiques moved to Colorado in the mid 90's but Joe was never forgotten by Quebec's hockey fans.
Joe Sakic registered 1641 points in 1378 career games. He also won the Stanley Cup twice with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996 and 2001 and won the Conn Smythe trophy award in 1996. Sakic also registered six 100+ points seasons during his career. He also helped Canada to win an olympic gold medal in Salt Lake City as he scored two goals during the gold medal match against the Americans.
His induction into the hockey hall of fame is only a matter of time. Thank you Joe for the great memories.
(Picture: Joe Sakic, Getty Images.)