NHL: this veteran of 842 games announces his retirement

NHL: 842-game veteran announces retirement


American defenseman Justin Braun confirmed he was stepping down after a 13-year career in the National Hockey League (NHL) on Monday.

The 36-year-old defender spent his first 10 professional campaigns with the San Jose Sharks. He reached the Grand Finals with the California team in 2016, but saw the Pittsburgh Penguins lift the Stanley Cup.

Even though he was the 11th-latest player selected in the 2007 draft , he is the 14th member of his vintage having played the most matches, just ahead of a certain P.K. Subban.

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Known for his robustness and his defensive qualities, Braun has never collected more than 33 points in a season. He finished his career with 34 goals and 199 points in 842 games.

The Minneapolis native played for the Philadelphia Flyers in the last four seasons of his career, except from a brief stint of eight regular season games and 19 playoff games with the New York Rangers last season.

In 2022-23, he had two assists in 51 games with the Flyers.

Braun has earned close to $28 million in salary during his career.