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Grier retires after 14-year NHL career

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)

Forward Mike Grier is retiring after a 14-season NHL career that featured stints with four teams, including two separate stops with the Buffalo Sabres.

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The 36-year-old announced his retirement in a release issued by the NHL Players' Association on Thursday. Grier was a free agent after completing a one-year deal with the Sabres last season.

Selected by St. Louis in the ninth round of the 1993 draft, Grier broke into the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers three years later. He was a dependable two-way forward, who also played with Washington and San Jose.

Grier finished with 162 goals and 221 assists for 383 points in 1,060 regular-season games.

Grier was born in Detroit and raised in Boston, where he helped Boston University win a national title in 1995.

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