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Jason Smith Retires

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Why retire at 35 years old? What's the reason?

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Why retire at 35 years old? What's the reason?

probably just nothing left in the tank... playing that style of game takes its toll on the body, especially as a defenseman...

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probably the same reasons as the other 999999999 NHL players who retired at that age

Would be interesting to know the average retirement age, it must be over 35 atleast it feels that way.. probably closer to 37-38? anyone know?

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Would be interesting to know the average retirement age, it must be over 35 atleast it feels that way.. probably closer to 37-38? anyone know?

Probably lower than that considering all of the fringe players who leave the NHL in their late 20s and early 30s.

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Just heard his interview with the Fan 960 Calgary (via their online player). That man was a warrior out there and his body got worn down like that of a warrior. Sounds like he suffered from the same kind of stuff as Holmstrom.

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Probably lower than that considering all of the fringe players who leave the NHL in their late 20s and early 30s.

I agree with MacK-- the average age must be around 28-32ish. That would have to include players who "retire" from the NHL by moving to lower leagues permanently after having played many full seasons in the NHL (Feds and Jagr being two examples).

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Probably lower than that considering all of the fringe players who leave the NHL in their late 20s and early 30s.

Minimum of 500 NHL games then and only include retirement from hockey not to another league / lower league.

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Minimum of 500 NHL games then and only include retirement from hockey not to another league / lower league.

400 games would be a better benchmark because that's the threshold to earn an NHL pension.

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He requested a trade. Didn't get along with Quinn.

Wow - I would've guessed those 2 would've been a match made in heaven.

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Wow - I would've guessed those 2 would've been a match made in heaven.

Quinn may have been harsher on him since he wasn't 35 at the time. Ironically, I think he'd be a good fit as a #6 defenceman on the Oilers under Quinn now. I think retiring at this age takes him out of their cap. Might he come back later under a new, one-year deal with someone needing a depth defenceman>

He might have some sort of record last season for most minutes played without an assist.

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Hard nosed player...

Enjoy retirement...

I suspect the hard nosed guys enjoy it the most-- no more having to ice themselves twice a day. :ph34r:

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From TSN :

Former Edmonton Oilers captain Jason Smith faces charges of domestic assault and confinement after an incident in Calgary earlier this summer.

The Calgary Police Service confirmed Thursday that Smith was arrested after police were called to a southwest Calgary home Aug. 10 at 8 p.m.

Smith, 36, is charged with assaulting his wife and daughter and faces another count of confining his wife. His case goes to court Sept. 17.

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Certified doucher.

Well I for one would like to find out what exactly took place before I throw anyone under the bus.

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