NHL Players Who Retired In 2022

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Vote up the retired NHL players based on their overall careers.

All the NHL players who retire in 2022 will leave a lasting legacy that lives on. Whether they're finishing their careers as top hockey stars or calling it quits after a few up-and-down seasons, all these great NHL players retiring in 2022 have given the game their all. Look to this list regularly to see the best hockey players who retired in 2022, either because it was their time or because injuries cut a promising career short.

The first big name NHL hockey star to choose retirement in 2022 was longtime Minnesota Wild defenseman, Nate Prosser, who played for the Wild most of his career.

Take a look at the recently retired hockey players list below and vote up the NHL stars you'll miss most, or those you think contributed the most to the game. 

  • Zdeno Chára
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    94 votes

    Announced Retirement on September 20, 2022

    Career Achievements:
    Stanley Cup champion (2011)
    NHL All Star (2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
    NHL First All-Star Team (2004, 2009, 2014)
    NHL Second All-Star Team (2006, 2008, 2011, 2012)
    NHL All-Star Game SuperSkills Competition Hardest Shot Winner (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
    James Norris Memorial Trophy (2009)
    Mark Messier Leadership Award (2011)
    NHL All-Decade Second Team 2010–2019

    Career Records:
    First NHL player born in the Eastern Bloc to captain an NHL team to the Stanley Cup (2011)
    Tallest player in NHL history at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) tall
    NHL All-Star Skills Competition hardest shot record – 108.8 mph
    Won the NHL All-Star Skills Competition hardest shot 5 times the most in NHL history
    Most game 7 Playoff appearances in NHL history
    Oldest defenceman in NHL history to score a game-winning goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs – 42 years and 30 days
    Oldest defenceman in NHL history to score a goal in the Stanley Cup Finals – 42 years and 83 days
    Most games played by a defenseman, in NHL history

    • Birthplace: Trenčín, Slovakia
    • Team: Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals
    • Position: Defenseman
  • Patrick Marleau
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    195 votes

    Announced Retirement on May 10, 2022 

    Career Achievements:
    3x NHL All Star (2004, 2007, 2009)
    3x San Jose Sharks Player of the Year (2004, 2009, 2010)
    NHL all-time leader in games played
    Fourth player in NHL history to record 900 consecutive games played
    Third-last active player who played in the NHL in the 1990s
    One of five NHL players to play 1,400 games with one team
    Became the youngest player in NHL history to reach the 1,000-game mark with one team


    • Birthplace: Swift Current, Canada
    • Team: San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins
    • Position: Left Wing, Centerman
  • Tuukka Rask
    Photo: Lisa Gansky / CC-BY-SA 2.0
    337 votes

    Announced Retirement on February 9, 2022

    Career Achievements:
    Stanley Cup champion (2011)
    Vezina Trophy (2014)
    NHL First All-Star Team (2014)
    NHL All-Star Game (2017, 2020)
    William M. Jennings Trophy (2020)
    NHL Second All-Star Team (2020)
    Winter Olympic bronze medal (2014)
    Finnish ice hockey player of the year (2013)

    • Birthplace: Savonlinna, Finland
    • Team: Boston Bruins
    • Position: Goaltender
  • Ryan Getzlaf
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    133 votes

    Announced Retirement on April 24, 2022 

    Career Achievements:
    Stanley Cup Champion (2007)
    3x NHL All-Star (2008, 2009, 2015) 
    NHL Second All-Star Team (2013-14)


    • Birthplace: Regina, Canada
    • Team: Anaheim Ducks
    • Position: Centerman
  • Duncan Keith
    Photo: Lisa Gansky / flickr / CC-BY-SA 2.0
    105 votes

    Announced Retirement on July 12, 2022 

    Career Achievements:
    Stanley Cup champion (2010, 2013, 2015)
    NHL All-Star Game (2008, 2011, 2015, 2017)
    James Norris Memorial Trophy (2010, 2014)
    NHL First All-Star Team (2010, 2014)
    Conn Smythe Trophy  (2015)
    NHL Second All-Star Team (2017)
    NHL All-Decade 1st Team (2010s)

    • Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
    • Team: Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers
    • Position: Defenseman
  • Jason Spezza
    Photo: Nick Barden / CC-BY-SA 4.0
    104 votes

    Announced Retirement on May 29, 2022 

    Career Achievements:
    NHL All Star Game (2008, 2012)
    Ice Hockey World Championship All-Star Team (2015)
    Ice Hockey World Championship Best Forward (2015)

    • Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada
    • Team: Dallas Stars, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs
    • Position: Centerman