Defenceman Kevin Bieksa will sign a one-day contract with the Vancouver Canucks to mark his retirement from the NHL on Nov. 3, the group introduced on Thursday.
The transfer can even be celebrated by the group when the Canucks host the Anaheim Ducks that evening.
Bieksa spent his first 10 seasons within the NHL (2005-06 to 2014-15) with Vancouver, which drafted him within the fifth spherical (151st total) within the 2001 draft. He spent the ultimate three years of his profession with the Ducks, having final performed within the 2017-18 season.
In a press release, the 41-year-old known as it a “privilege” to begin his profession with the Canucks and stated “it is becoming I retire as one.”
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He is sixth amongst Vancouver defencemen in factors (241) and assists (185), tied for seventh in objectives (56) and seventh in video games performed for the franchise (597).
The Grimsby, Ont., native totalled 278 factors (63 objectives, 215 assists) in 808 profession video games.