Former Edmonton oiler Ales Hemsky officially retires


The National Hockey League Alumni Association announced Friday that Ales Hemsky officially retired from hockey.

The 36-year-old winger has spent most of his 15 seasons with the Edmonton Oilers and has also worn the colors of the Ottawa Senators and Dallas Stars. He last skated in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens in 2017-18, appearing seven times. He had 174 goals and 398 assists in 845 regular season games.

His best points season was 2005-2006, when he had 77 in 81 games with Edmonton. He also had 17 points in 24 playoff games this season as the Oilers advanced to the Stanley Cup final.

Hemsky has skated for his native Czech Republic at two Olympic Games, two world championships and the Hockey World Cup.

Earlier this month, Hemsky secured a spot on TSN Hockey’s All-Time 7 Oilers team on the third row alongside Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid.


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