Forward Chris Drury has officially announced his retirement from the NHL.
Selected by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Drury was a key member of the 2001 Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche team, scoring 11 goals during that playoff run (second on the team to the great Joe Sakic, who had 13). Drury was traded to the Calgary Flames during the 2003 season and became a star with the Buffalo Sabres, but he won his only Cup here in Colorado.
Best of luck, Chris. You have always been one of the quality guys in hockey and the sport will certainly miss you.
Among Drury's career highlights are: the 1998-99 Calder Memorial Trophy for top rookie in the league, an NHL All-Rookie selection in 1998-99, two silver medals in the Winter Olympics (2002 and 2010 with Team USA), a bronze medal in the 2004 World Championships in Prague. He also won the Hobey Baker award in 1998, his final college season.