The Florida Panthers announced on Monday that Marco Sturm has retired, roughly two years after everyone else thought he had.
Turns out Sturm has been with the Cologne Sharks of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, after failing to latch onto an NHL teams following last season’s lockout. Previously, he played with the San Jose Sharks, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Washington Capitals, Vancouver Canucks and the Florida Panthers.
He told Eishockey News that his “battery is empty.” His team quickly upgraded by acquiring a solar-powered Marco Sturm...
And now, the five most memorable things about Marco Sturm’s NHL career:
1. Being traded by the San Jose Sharks with defenseman Brad Stuart and forward Wayne Primeau for Boston Bruins star Joe Thornton in Nov. 2005.
2. Scoring the overtime game-winner in the Fenway Winter Classic:
3. Being acquired by the Boston Bruins from the San Jose Sharks with defenseman Brad Stuart and forward Wayne Primeau for Joe Thornton in Nov. 2005.
4. Being the only German Olympic ice hockey forward we knew outside of Marcel Goc.
5. Being involved in a trade that saw four players change uniforms in Nov. 2005, including the venerable Joe Thornton.