Veteran goaltender Olaf Kolzig announces retirement after 14 seasons

TORONTO – Veteran goaltender Olaf Kolzig is retiring after 14 seasons in the NHL.

The 39-year-old former Vezina Trophy winner – known as “Olie The Goalie” – spent most of his career with the Washington Capitals. He says he plans to spend time with his family but wants to remain involved in hockey.

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His 303 career wins rank 21st in the NHL. He finishes his career with a 2.71 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage. He posted 35 shutouts in 719 games.

Kolzig was a free agent. His retirement was announced by the NHL Players’ Association.