Photo: Flames

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The Calgary Flames announced today the retirement of longtime goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff from the National Hockey League. Kiprusoff will retire with an all-time Flames high of 305 wins, 576 games played and 41 shutouts.

Beloved by many in Calgary, management teammates and fans will be sad to see the goalie go. Flames General Manager Jay Feaster had nothing but the best to say for a player that devoted so much of his career to Flames nation.

“Miikka Kiprusoff has been the backbone of the Calgary Flames since his arrival here in 2003, and every night for more than 70-nights per season, his magnificence between the pipes gave the team a chance to win. He inspired hope and confidence, and he made those around him better players as a result of his brilliance. Miikka will take his place in the pantheon of great NHL goaltenders, and his place in Flames’ history is secure. He will be missed by players, teammates and fans, and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”

 

 

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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