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Lehtinen officially retires from NHL after 14 seasons with the Dallas Stars

DALLAS - Jere Lehtinen has officially retired from the NHL, ending a 14-season career spent entirely with the Dallas Stars.

The 37-year-old Lehtinen had taken an extended period of time before deciding that he had played his last game. He announced his decision Wednesday.

Lehtinen got an assist on Brett Hull's Stanley Cup-winning goal in Game 6 of the 1999 final at Buffalo.

In 14 seasons from 1995-2010, Lehtinen appeared in 875 regular season games, scoring 243 goals and adding 271 assists. He also appeared in 108 playoff games, with 27 goals and 22 assists.

A five-time Olympian, Lehtinen is the only Finnish player to win a Stanley Cup and a gold medal at the world championships (1995).

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