New York Islanders Captain Doug Weight Retires From NHL After 19 Seasons

(Corrects year Carolina won Stanley Cup to 2006 in third paragraph.)

Doug Weight retired after 19 seasons in the National Hockey League, ending his career as captain of the New York Islanders.

Weight, 40, made the announcement today during a press conference in Uniondale, New York, following a season in which he was limited to 18 games by a back injury.

A four-time All-Star, Weight also played for the New York Rangers, who drafted him in the second round in 1990. He was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Esa Tikkanen in 1993, and went on to play for the St. Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes and Anaheim Ducks, winning a Stanley Cup title with Carolina in 2006.

In 1,225 regular-season games, Weight had 285 goals and 748 assists, while adding 23 goals and 49 assists in 97 playoff games.

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