Pavel Kubina retires from NHL

Pavel Kubina, the Czech defenseman who helped the Tampa Bay

Lightning win the 2004 Stanley Cup, retired from the NHL on

Friday.

The 35-year-old Kubina had 110 goals and 276 assists in 13

seasons with Tampa Bay, Toronto, Atlanta and Philadelphia. He last

played in the NHL in 2011-12 with Tampa Bay and Philadelphia.

Kubina represented the Czech Republic in the Olympics in 2002,

2006 and 2010.