Maltby Retires

Ken Holland called a press conference this afternoon during which Kirk Maltby announced his retirement. After being sent to Grand Rapids to make room for younger guys on the Wings roster, Maltby decided that it was a good time to call it a career. Ken Holland stated that Maltby probably still has some more hockey left in him but with so much young talent they couldn’t find room for Maltby.

Maltby had 107 goals and 115 assists in 908 games as a Red Wing. He was a part of all four of the recent Stanley Cup winning teams.

Maltby will continue on with the Red Wings as a scout.

It’ll be strange to see a Red Wings team without Kirk Maltby after all these years but I’m happy that he’s staying within the Red Wing family.

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