Carl Gunnarsson

St. Louis Blues Carl Gunnarsson Will Always Be Remembered

In a vacuum, the news that Carl Gunnarsson would be retiring from the St. Louis Blues, and professional hockey in general, would not garner much attention. Gunnarsson was regularly what I refer to as a ghost player – if the announcer did not say his name, you would not be aware he was on the ice.
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Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson announces retirement after 12 NHL seasons

St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson announced his retirement from the NHL in an essay published to the team's website on Wednesday. "As I hang up my skates for the last time I'm not sure what the future holds for me. But I know I'll love the game of hockey, no matter how hard she makes it," Gunnarsson wrote. "So I'd like to thank her, the game of hockey, for letting me love her and for all that she has given.

Carl Gunnarsson, who scored overtime goal during 2019 Stanley Cup run, retires from St. Louis Blues

Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson announced his retirement Wednesday after playing 12 NHL seasons and scoring one of the biggest goals in St. Louis Blues history. After hitting the post late in regulation in Game 2 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, Gunnarsson memorably told Blues coach Craig Berube in the bathroom at intermission, "I just need one more." He scored 3:51 into overtime to tie the series against the Boston Bruins, and the Blues went on to win their first championship.

Carl Gunnarsson announces retirement

Going into this off-season, there was speculation about Carl Gunnarsson’s career. That his time with the Blues was done was a foregone conclusion - he spent most of this season on the LTIR and he is a pending UFA - but many were curious as to if Gunnarsson would try one more go with another team.

Veteran defenseman Carl Gunnarsson announces retirement

He may have not been the biggest name, play the most important role or score many goals, but Carl Gunnarsson will always be a Stanley Cup champion. The veteran defenseman announced his retirement today, penning a letter to hockey titled “Goodbye to the game I love.” He was scheduled for unrestricted free agency this summer at the end of his latest two-year, $3.5M contract.