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Penguins' Bill Guerin Announces Retirement

Winger Bill Guerin retired as a Penguin today at CONSOL Energy Center, and the Pens will honor him tonight before their game against the Devils. Guerin notes that both clubs are special to him:

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"The Devils gave me my start. Lou Lamoriello had a lot of faith in me. He picked me in the draft and gave me my start in this league. To him, I’m forever grateful for that.

"On the backside, the last team that I ever played for was the Penguins. It was one of the most positive experiences of my life. They were great in bringing me here. My family and I bonded with this team and with this community. Fortunately, we were able to win the Stanley Cup as a family together. It was amazing."
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Guerin is deciding what to do now that he's done playing. He has already done some TV work and he could pursue a career in hockey operations. Guerin, 40, finishes his career with 856 points and 429 goals after a 20-year career with the Devils, Oilers, Bruins, Stars, Sharks, Blues, Islanders and Pens.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.