After last playing in the NHL for the Boston Bruins a couple of years ago, Tommy Wingels announced his retirement from hockey this week.
The 32-year-old Wingels had played each of the last two seasons for Geneve Servette in the Swiss League after not re-signing with the Bruins after the 2017-18 NHL season, and finished with 16 goals and 39 points in 44 games in Switzerland this season.
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Wingels took to Twitter to announce his retirement on the Geneve Servette Twitter account and thanked the fans in Switzerland for "making the end of his hockey career as special as it could be."
Wingels finished with 62 goals and 143 points in 448 NHL games over eight NHL seasons that included playing the final 18 games of the 2017-18 season with the Bruins after arriving from the Chicago Blackhawks at the trade deadline in exchange for a fifth-round pick.
The most eventful moment from Wingels' time with the Bruins was probably drawing a three-game suspension on Nazem Kadri in the first round playoff series between Boston and Toronto after getting drilled from behind by the Toronto forward.
Wingels had two goals and five points in 18 games as a bottom-6 forward for the Bruins and went scoreless in four playoff games that spring. Wingels is known most for his long stint as a penalty-killing energy forward with the San Jose Sharks where he was drafted and developed before playing parts of his first seven NHL seasons in San Jose.
Wingels signed a two-year, $1.5 million contract with Geneve Servette after his time with the Bruins and closed out his career in Europe this past season.
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