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James Patrick retires from NHL

Another veteran NHL player has called it quits. Buffalo Sabres defenceman James Patrick announced his retirement Thursday after a 21-year career.

Another veteran NHLer has called it quits. Buffalo Sabres defenceman James Patrick announced his retirement Thursday after a 21-year career.

Patrick played 1,280 games for the New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers, Calgary Flames and Buffalo. He picked up 149 goals and 490 assists.

Despite a long and successful career at a difficult position, Patrick never made an all-star appearance. The 42-year-old native of Winnipeg, Man. is among the leaders in games played for Canada at the world championships, with 40 games over five tournaments.

He also played on the 1984 Canadian Olympic team and the 1987 Canada Cup team.

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