Former Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis announces retirement

Aug 13 2020, 4:08 pm

Former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis called it a career today, announcing his retirement after 16 NHL seasons.

The Smithers, BC, native played six seasons with the Canucks, playing a pivotal role on the team that nearly won the Stanley Cup in 2011. The 37-year-old played 1148 career regular season games during his NHL career, with the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars in addition to his time with his home province team.

Hamhuis was drafted 12th overall by the Predators in 2001 and joined the Canucks as a free agent signing in 2010, following six seasons in Nashville. He left Vancouver as a free agent in 2016, playing two seasons in Dallas before coming full circle to play his final two seasons with the Predators.

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