Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is retiring after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship.

Giguere made the announcement in Quebec on Thursday while with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hockey team. He's part owner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League squad.

Avs executive Joe Sakic calls Giguere a "top-notch goalie." Giguere served as Semyon Varlamov's backup last season in Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy's first season behind the bench.

The 37-year-old Giguere is best known for his time with the Anaheim Ducks. He led the team to two appearances in the Stanley Cup finals, capturing the Conn Smythe Trophy in defeat in 2003 and hoisting the Cup in 2007.

Giguere was drafted 13th overall in the 1995 by the Hartford Whalers. Giguere also spent time with the Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs. 

The Montreal native finished with a record of 262-216-50 with 25 ties, a 2.53 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and 38 shutouts.

With files from CBC Sports