Stanley Cup winner Smith-Pelly, who played for Kunlun, retires at age 30
MOSCOW, December 31 – RIA Novosti. Canadian hockey player Devante Smith-Pelly, who won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals, announced his retirement at the age of 30.
The forward’s last team was the Laval Rocket team of the American Hockey League, where he played 24 games and recorded 8 points (4 goals + 4 assists) in the 2021/22 season.
During the regular NHL season, Smith-Pelly played 395 games, scoring 101 points (44 + 57). He played in Anaheim, Montreal, New Jersey and Washington, where he won the Stanley Cup in 2018. He also played for Chinese Kunlun Red Star in the Continental Hockey League in the 2019/20 season and recorded 11 points (8+3) in 36 games.
Smith-Pelly was a member of the Canadian national team and won a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships.
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