Say goodbye to one of the NHL's last true enforcers.
Boll, who spent nine seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets and two with the Ducks, appeared in 579 career games, racking up 1,298 penalty minutes. His 171 fighting majors lead the league since his first season in 2007-08. Despite spending so much time in the penalty box, he still mustered 28 goals and 66 points in his career.
Boll told Portzline he made the decision to retire months ago, after having back surgery late in the season and learning that he and his wife are expecting their first child.
"I'm proud of how I played and I'm proud of my career," he said. "I think I gave it everything I could."
Boll finishes his career ranked first in Blue Jackets history in penalty minutes and fourth in games played.
"I had so much fun playing for the Blue Jackets. So much fun playing for the fans here," he added. "The way the city took me in and welcomed me when I was a young player ... I'll never forget that."