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Defenseman Hal Gill retires from NHL after 16 seasons

TORONTO — Defenseman Hal Gill has late from a NHL during age 40 after 16 seasons and a Stanley Cup title.

At 6-foot-7 and 243 pounds, Gill was an commanding participation on a ice and a pivotal partial of Pittsburgh’s 2009 championship. He also played with Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Nashville and Philadelphia.

He announced his retirement Thursday by a NHL Players’ Association. He pronounced he was “thankful to have played for such good organizations” and “lucky to have done extraordinary friendships via my career and live in so many pleasing cities.”

He had 36 goals, 148 assists and 962 chastisement mins for his career. His NHL entrance came with a Bruins in 1997.

Gill represented a U.S. during 5 universe championships: 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

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