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Veteran of 800+ games announces retirement from NHL

Published April 24, 2023 at 6:24 PM
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For aspiring hockey players, the dream of playing in the National Hockey League begins as soon as they can lace up their skates. Millions of kids around the world share this dream, but only a select few will ever make it to the professional level, and an even smaller number will play in the NHL.

With only 640 full-time players in the league each season, being one of the elite few who make it to this level is an incredible feat. But to be among the even more exclusive group of players who play 800 or more games is truly remarkable. To date, only 657 players have accomplished this feat out of the 7,565 players who have played a game in the NHL.

Justin Braun, who played for the Philadelphia Flyers this past season, has announced his retirement from professional hockey. Over the course of his career, he played an impressive 842 games in the NHL, making him one of the select few to achieve this milestone.

Braun's retirement serves as a reminder of the incredible dedication and skill required to achieve success in professional hockey, and it highlights the importance of perseverance in pursuing one's dreams.


Justin Braun has officially announced his retirement from the @NHL after 13 seasons.

Justin first entered the league in 2010 after being drafted in the 7th round of the 2007 Entry Draft to the @SanJoseSharks.

Braun spent 9 seasons with the Sharks before being traded to the @NHLFlyers.

He spent three seasons with the Flyers, and had a short stint in the 2021-22 season with the @NYRangers before returning to Philadelphia, where he would finish his career.

Justin played in 842 regular-season games, scoring 199 points as a stay-at-home defenseman.

Congratulations, Justin on your incredible career and welcome to the #NHLAlumni Association! 👏

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