REPORT: 33-Year-Old Veteran Goaltender Retires From Hockey

Published September 6, 2023 at 10:46 PM

A 2008 draft pick has announced his retirement after years of playing professionally.

Poulin Announces Retirement

Goaltender Kevin Poulin has announced his retirement from hockey via Instagram.

After 13 years playing pro hockey all over the world and spending the last two years playing here at home, am proud to announce my retirement.

I would like to thank my family, teammates, coaches, fans and everyone who was involved in the making. My younger self would be proud of my career and for accomplishing so many dreams of mine.

I'm ready to leave the game behind and know it's not gonna be easy but will always be grateful for the memories, opportunities and connections it gave me and for making me a better man.

This coming season, be at the rink, this time to cheers for the next generation my kids!

Poulin was initially a 5th-round draft pick of the New York Islanders in 2008. He went on to play 50 games with the Islanders but was eventually demoted to the AHL where he spent most of his career.

In 2016-17, Poulin took his talents overseas where he played in five different nations and even won an Olympic medal in the process representing Canada in 2018.

He then attempted an NHL comeback with his hometown Canadiens but could not crack the NHL roster and wound up playing with the Laval Rocket.

We wish him all the best in his post-playing endeavors.
September 6   |   1 answers
REPORT: 33-Year-Old Veteran Goaltender Retires From Hockey

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