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

Former New Jersey Devil Brian Rolston Announces Retirement

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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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