Updated: Saturday, 14 December 2013 08:37 | By Agence France-Presse

Blackhawks' Mayers hangs up skates

Jamal Mayers, who won a Stanley Cup title last season with the Chicago Blackhawks, announced his retirement from the National Hockey League on Friday.


Blackhawks' Mayers hangs up skates

Jamal Mayers of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period in NHL action on January 31, 2012

The 39-year-old Canadian played the final two of his 14 seasons with the Blackhawks. He also played for the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks.

"It really has been an amazing experience to have had the chance to play 14 seasons in the NHL, and finish it all off last season as a part of the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup," said Mayers.  

Mayers won a gold medal at the 2007 IIHF World Championships with Canada, who beat Finland 4-2 in the final. 

Mayers starred with Western Michigan University before being chosen 89th overall by St. Louis in the 1993 NHL entry draft.

His best season came in 2005-06 with the Blues when he finished with 15 goals, 26 points and 129 penalty minutes.

In 915 career NHL games, Mayers scored 90 goals and earned 1,200 penalty minutes. In 63 playoff games, he scored five goals and added eight assists.

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