Defenseman Deryk Engelland announces his retirement after 11 seasons in the NHL

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Veteran Defender Deryk Engelland calls time on his career.
The 38-year-old Edmonton native announced his retirement on Tuesday after playing 671 games in 11 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames and Vegas Golden Knights.

Engelland appeared in 49 games for the Golden Knights last season, scoring one goal and adding five assists. He was a member of the 2018 Golden Knights team that reached the Stanley Cup Final.

The team also announced that Engelland will join the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation as a special assistant to owner Bill Foley.

« Deryk Engelland embodies what it means to be a golden knight, ”Foley said in a statement. A selfless, selfless and hardworking player with an unwavering commitment to protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Since joining our organization in 2017, Deryk’s service to our community has been exemplary. On behalf of the entire Vegas Golden Knights organization, we would like to congratulate Deryk on an outstanding career. He has left an indelible mark on our city and we are excited for this next chapter as he stays with the Golden Knights family and continues the exceptional work he has done in our community. ”

Originally taken in the sixth round of the 2000 NHL Draft by the New Jersey Devils of the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors, Engelland made his NHL debut in 2009 with the Pens after more than six years at minors. Engelland won the 2006 Calder Cup as a member of the Hershey Bears.

Engelland ended his NHL career with 30 goals and 97 assists.

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