Jean-Sebastian Giguere has had quite the career. Drafted way back in 1995 by the no longer existent Hartford Whalers, Giguere has played in 597 games over 15 years in the NHL, winning 262 times and amassing 14,902 saves and a careers save percentage of 91.3 percent.
He won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2003 and in 2007 took home the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks. In 2009 he made the All-Star game as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
For the last few seasons, he has been playing in Colorado with the Avalanche, though in a reserve role. This year he played in 22 games, starting 19 times and finishing with a record of 11-6-1. The Avalanche made the playoffs, but were eliminated in the first round by the Minnesota Wild. Giguere didn’t play in any of Colorado’s postseason games.
And it appears that will have been the last we see of the 37 year-old Giguere. According to reports, the goalie is ready to call it a career.
In my #jdm story.Talked to JS Giguère who’s ready to call it a career. He wants to speak with his agent and the PA before making it official
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) May 26, 2014
It will be sad to see him go, but it has been a long time since Jean-Sebastien Giguere was the player he is best remembered for being. Congrats to him on a long, impressive career. He will not soon be forgotten–especially in Anaheim, where he lead the Ducks to their only two Stanley Cup Finals appearances, winning it all in 2007.