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Chris "Ozzie" Osgood says goodbye after 17 years in the NHL

After 744 games and 401 wins, future Hall-of-Famer, Chris Osgood has decided to retire. He played for three NHL teams (Red Wings, Islanders, and Blues), but spent fourteen of his seventeen seasons wearing the Winged Wheel. He has hoisted the Stanley Cup three times with the Red Wings (twice as a starter). He is tenth on the all-time regular-season wins list, and second behind Terry Sawchuk in wins as a Red Wing tender. Osgood also has fifty career shutouts, and is one of only eight goalies with a goal!

The 2-time All-Star hasn’t had everything handed to him on a silver platter either; earning his 400th win in overtime with a career-tying best 46 save performance. He also barely avoided another overtime game in the 2008 Stanley Cup Final when in the waning moments of the deciding Game 6, Marian Hossa’s last ditch shot trickled behind Osgood inches in front of the goal mouth. He’s had to work hard and long for everything in his career, and we here in Bolts Nation congratulate him on a job well done.

Frozen in time; Ozzie and the Wings narrowly escape with the Cup in 2008

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