Bill Guerin spent time with the New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders, and Pittsburgh Penguins between 1991 and 2010. The 40-year old winger announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday morning via a Pittsburgh Penguins press release.
Guerin will retire as a Penguin, the club he won his second Stanley Cup with in 2009. Guerin had his first sip of victory from Lord Stanley’s Cup in 1995 with the New Jersey Devils.
The Penguins elected to let Guerin walk after the 2009-10 season, but he gave it one more go at training camp with the Philadelphia Flyers. Guerin was let go at the end of camp by the Flyers, but kept his options open until finally making his decision on retirement.
Guerin on retiring as a Penguin, via Penguins official site:
“We were only here a short time but my family and I developed such a deep connection to the city, the team and the fans. It was amazing. From ownership and Ray Shero to the coaching staff and trainers, from my teammates to the arena workers to the people in the stands, they all treated us in such a first-class manner. It was an extremely positive experience. We all agree that retiring as a Pittsburgh Penguin is the perfect thing to do.”
Guerin’s immediate plans were not specified, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him take a full-time gig as an analyst. Guerin has been appearing on Versus’ NHL broadcasts as an in-studio analyst to mixed reviews. Guerin finishes his NHL career with 856 points in 1263 games to go along with 1660 PIM.
Best of luck Bill Guerin, you will be missed.