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Rocket: Kevin Poulin hangs up his leggings

Quebec goaltender Kevin Poulin announced his retirement from professional hockey on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old veteran has spent the past two seasons with the Montreal Canadiens organization, playing primarily for the Laval Rocket.

“After 13 years in professional hockey around the world and having spent the last two years at home, I am proud to announce my retirement,” Poulin wrote in an Instagram post.

“I’m ready to move on, although I know it won’t be easy. I will always be grateful for the memories. The opportunities and connections that made me a better man.”

“Next season, I will be at the arena, this time to encourage the next generation: my children!”, concludes the goalkeeper.

Drafted in the fifth round (126th overall) of the 2008 auction by the New York Islanders, he played 50 games in the National League with this organization. He posted an 18-25-3 record, an .899 save percentage and a 3.07 goals-against average.

After his career with the Big Apple club, he wore the colors of several American League teams, in addition to playing in Russia, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Sweden.

With the Rocket in 2022-23, Poulin had 12 wins in 28 games, a .890 save percentage and a 3.18 goals-against average.