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Kurtis Gabriel Retires from Professional Hockey

Kurtis Gabriel, who spent time with Minnesota, New Jersey, San Jose and Chicago, has announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 29.
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Kurtis Gabriel, who spent time with Minnesota, New Jersey, San Jose and Chicago, has announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 29. 

The 2013 third-round pick had five points in 51 games over five seasons, while also seeing some pre-season action with Toronto and Philadelphia. In the AHL, where he spent most of his career, Gabriel had 39 goals and 72 points over nine years. 

Gabriel was known more for his physical play, with the 6-foot-4 forward registering 639 penalty minutes in the AHL and 153 in the NHL. 

Gabriel also won an OHL championship in 2010-11 as a member of the Owen Sound Attack.

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