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.
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.