Travis Moen, the grinding winger that won a Stanley Cup in 2007 and appeared in nearly 800 NHL contests, has announced his retirement from professional hockey.
“First off I would like to thank my former teammates for all their support on and off the ice. I have made many great friendships and incredible memories,” Moen said in a statement, through the NHLPA. “I want to thank all the coaching staffs for believing in me and helping me to achieve my dream. I also want to tell all the training staffs how much I appreciate each of them and thank them all for keeping me healthy. My family and I feel truly honored to have lived and played for some amazing organizations. I want to thank the staffs and fans of the Chicago, Anaheim, San Jose, Montreal and Dallas organizations.
“With all the great memories, one of the best will be winning the Stanley Cup in Anaheim with the Ducks. It is the highlight of my career and nothing beats that feeling of accomplishing your childhood dream! Lastly I would like to thank my family for all their love, support and sacrifice through my entire career. I will truly miss everything about the game of hockey.”
As mentioned, Moen played for the Ducks, Stars, Habs, Blackhawks and Sharks over the course of his 12-year career. He spent the longest time in Montreal — appearing in over 300 games over a six-year span — but his best individual season came during the Cup-winning ’06-07 campaign, when he posted 11 goals and 21 points in 82 games for Anaheim.
Currently, Moen now serves as a volunteer hockey coach in the Swift Current Minor Hockey Association.