Brian Rolston has retired from the NHL after a 17 year career as a power-forward,

Rolston was drafted in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils as their second pick in the first round. Prior to his NHL career, Rolston played for Lake Superior State University (where as a freshman he scored the game-winning goal and earned Most Outstanding Player honors in the National Championship game, which his team won), then the Albany River Rats of the AHL.  Rolston was one of four players who was traded from Colorado in the 2000 deal that sent the Bruins’ Ray Bourque to the Avalanche. He  had one of his best seasons in 2001–02 with the Bruins, posting a then career high 62 points, including nine shorthanded goals.

The 40-year-old native of Flint, Mich., played in 1,256 games over 17 seasons with New Jersey, Colorado, Boston, Minnesota and the New York Islanders. He finishes his career with 342 goals, 419 assists and 761 points, including 79 points during the 2005-2006 season with the Minnesota Wild. After a poor performance on the Islanders in 2011-2012 where he only scored 9 points, Rolston was traded from the New York Islanders back to the Boston Bruins along with Mike Mottau in exchange forYannick Riendeau and Marc Cantin. He was not brought back to Boston this season and wouldn’t sign a deal with another club before retiring today.

Internationally, he represented the United States at three Winter Olympics (won silver in 2002), three World Juniors (bronze in 1992) two World Cup of Hockey tournaments and one world championship (bronze in 1996).

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page:

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