Tomas Kaberle officially retires from professional hockey

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Former Leafs, Bruins, Hurricanes and Canadiens defenseman Tomas Kaberle has retired from professional hockey.

Kaberle began his professional career with Kladno (Czech League) in 1994-95 before coming to North America in 1998.

Kaberle, who was an eighth round pick of the Maple Leafs in 1996, joined the club in 1998-99. Most of his NHL success came as a member of the Leafs.

His best year came in 2005-06, when he scored 67 points in 82 games. Kaberle scored 40 points or more seven times in his career and 50 points or more three different times.

Translation: Tomas Kaberle officially ended his rich career. The youngest of the famous dynasty remains one of the best defenders to ever play for Kladno.

The Maple Leafs traded Kaberle to the Boston Bruins before the 2011 NHL trade deadline and he was never the same player after that.

The trade allowed him to win a Stanley Cup with the Bruins, but his overall play dropped significantly once he left the Leafs organization.

Kaberle signed with the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2011 off-season, but was traded to the Canadiens after just 29 games with ‘Canes.

After spending parts of two seasons in Montreal, Kaberle returned to Kladno.

He spent his final professional season with the Czech League’s Brno Kometa, where he scored three goals and 20 points in 51 games.

Kaberle finished his NHL career with 87 goals and 563 points in 984 games.