Hal Gill has retired

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After 16 seasons and 1,108 NHL games with six different teams, defenseman Hal Gill has retired.

“I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations,” said Gill, 40, in an NHLPA release.

“I was lucky to have made amazing friendships throughout my career and live in so many beautiful cities. I would like to thank the fans for their support, the coaches for their direction, the team staffs for their efforts, and most of all, my teammates for their camaraderie (and keeping me in line).”

Gill also played 111 playoff games, winning a Stanley Cup with the 2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins.

A Boston draft pick in 1993, the Providence College product played for the Bruins, Maple Leafs, Penguins, Canadiens, Predators and Flyers.

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