Former Tiger forward Toby Petersen announced his retirement after the Texas Stars won the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup. The Stars won the series 4-1 against fellow Tigers Kris Fredheim and Cody Lampl of the St. John’s IceCaps.
The center, who played professionally for 14 seasons, was drafted in 1998 by Pittsburgh (244th overall) and played 398 NHL games with the Dallas Stars, Penguins and Edmonton.
The injured forward hinted he would make this decision when interviewed recently.
“I’ve known for months that it was the right decision,” Petersen told the Texas Stars fan blog after the Calder Cup rally Thursday night in Cedar Park. “I’d love to have been out there skating it around. It’s a great feeling to say I went out on top.”
TSN reported that Western Michigan coach Andy Murray was courted by Toronto to become an NHL assistant but will stay in the college ranks.