Brian Rolston playing for the New Jersey Devils. Mandatory Credit: Paul Bereswill - Getty Images

Former New Jersey Devil Brian Rolston Announces Retirement

The New Jersey Devils 11th overall pick in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, Brian Rolston, has announced his retirement from the NHL today. The 40-year-old center from Flint, Michigan played in nine seasons with the Devils in his 17-year career.

During those nine years Rolston made one all-star game and won the 1995 Stanley Cup with the Devils. The 1995 Cup win was Rolston’s rookie season, not a bad start to his career.

Rolston had his best year in 2005-06 with the Minnesota Wild. He scored 34 goals and 45 assists in 82 games leafing the Wild to a playoff appearance.

Brian Rolston playing for the Devils during the 2010-11 season. Mandatory Credit: Saed Hindash – The Star-Ledger

He has played in 1256 career games and has 761 points. Rolston has also played in 77 playoff games, registering 34 points.

Rolston was also a part of three United States Olympic teams.

Although Rolston did not finish his career with the Devils, he has made a tremendous impact on the franchise. Anyone that was a part of the first Stanley Cup win in 1995 is important to the Devils.

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