Curtis Glencross has told TSN’s Darren Dreger that he’s retiring after 507 games over nine NHL seasons.
Glencross had two opportunities to catch on with NHL teams this preseason, but both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche decided to release him from tryout contracts and not sign him to a deal.
"It's heartbreaking, but there's a plan for us,” he told Dreger earlier this month. “That's the only way to look at it. I played 10 plus years of pro hockey...it has been a good run. We will wait to see if anything pops up in the next few weeks and we'll make our decision from there."
The 32-year old Glencross has three young children, so going to play in Europe or the KHL was out of the question.
"We have weighed our options and with the young family I'm enjoying a lot of firsts with them,” he said.
Glencross went undrafted and played two seasons at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. In 2004, he inked a deal with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and spent the next couple of years withRead More »from Curtis Glencross says he's retiring after 507 NHL games