Veteran F Prospal retires after 16 NHL seasons
Forward Vinny Prospal has retired following a 16-year NHL career.
The move wasn't a surprise. Prospal was scheduled to join Vancouver's AHL affiliate last weekend. But after talking with his family, the NHL club said the 38-year-old had decided to retire.
The NHL Players' Association made it official Tuesday.
Philadelphia selected Prospal No. 71 overall in the 1993 NHL draft. The native of Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, had his best season with Tampa Bay in 2005-'06, when he had 25 goals and 55 assists.