Drury Retires.

KUKLA’S KORNER: reports NHL veteran forward Chris Drury has officially announced his retirement after 12 NHL season with the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres and NY Rangers. In 892 regular season games, Drury had 255 goals and 615 points, and in 135 playoff games netted 47 goals and 89 points. He was NHL rookie of the year in 1999, and won a Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 2001.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Drury also garnered a reputation as a strong, respected two-way player. His physical style of play, however, caught up with him, as a degenerative knee injury forced his retirement at age 34. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him working as a scout, coach or in management someday.

6 Comments

  1. I really enjoyed watching him play especially on those Avs teams. Just sick the kind of talent that team had on the first two lines and Foote, Blake, and Bourque with Roy in net. If it wasn’t for running into the Wings they could have had more Cups. Best of luck to Chris Drury.

  2. Ya the Wings definitely dealt them most of the time.

  3. One of my favorite players throughout his career. Always played hard, responsible two-way hockey. Purely speculation, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he was working as an assistant in the minors in a year or so.

  4. Should have stayed with Buffalo – oh well, wish him the best!

  5. Yeah he should have stayed with Buffalo..All the best

  6. Wonder if earlier reports of San Jose having interest in him were true and if they got into any serious negotiations before this decision. Wouldn’t have mind seeing him on our 3rd line with Handzus