Report: Veteran goaltender Vokoun announces retirement

Brian Snyder / Reuters

Long-time NHL goaltender Tomas Vokoun has reportedly called it a career.

The 38-year-old is retiring, according to Zdenek Janda of

"I think I can be proud of the career I had," Vokoun told the Czech publication.

He had been committed to playing in the NHL this season but declined a pair of offers in training camp.

Vokoun played 15 seasons in the league with the Montreal CanadiensNashville Predators, Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins.

The ninth-round pick in 1994 compiled a career goals-against average of 2.55 with a save percentage of .917 and a lifetime record of 300-288-78. 

Vokoun was a two-time NHL All-Star and won gold medals representing the Czech Republic at the world championships in 2005 and 2010. He won Olympic bronze in 2006 and another bronze at the World Cup in 2004.

He is the Predators' all-time leader in goaltender appearances and saves.

Report: Veteran goaltender Vokoun announces retirement
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