Former Islanders Captain Bill Guerin retired today after 18 NHL seasons.
Guerin, 40, scored 429 goals during his 18 year career, which saw stops in 8 NHL cities. He broke in with the New Jersey Devils in the 1991-92 season, winning a Stanley Cup with the team in 1995.
Guerin also played in Edmonton, Boston, Dallas, St. Louis, San Jose, New York with the Islanders, and Pittsburgh. Guerin has 7 goals in 24 playoff games during the Penguins 2009 Stanley Cup Championship.
Guerin finished his career with 429 goals and 427 assists for 856 points in 1,263 games. Guerin is the first player in NHL history to have scored a 20 goal season with 7 different teams. He was also a member of the 1998, 2002 and 2006 U.S. Olympic hockey teams.
Guerin signed a 2 yr deal with the Islanders July 5, 2007, and was named team captain 4 days later. Guerin played 142 games for the Islanders from 2007-2009, totaling 39 goals, 41 assists for 80 points with the team.
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