Carl Hagelin, a two-time Stanley Cup winner, has declared his retirement from the NHL at 35. Hagelin disclosed that his March 2022 eye injury would prevent him from returning for another season. Hagelin participated in 11 NHL seasons with five different teams. In 2016 and 2017, Hagelin won the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins. On Instagram, he announced his retirement and thanked everyone who had helped him along the way.

He took to Instagram to announce his retirement from the game. He posted several images from throughout his iconic hockey career, starting from his childhood. He wrote a long caption alongside too, which read, “It’s been an amazing ride but it ends here. Unfortunately, my eye injury is too severe to keep playing the game I love. Lastly, I want to thank my family, my wife and my kids for all their support. They made it possible for me to live out my dream. Thank You❤️”

When the New York Rangers selected Hagelin in the sixth round of the 2007 NHL Draft, he was a huge bargain. Hagelin played 266 games through four seasons with the Rangers, tallying 58 goals and 130 points.

After that, Hagelin played with the Anaheim Ducks for less than a full season before being traded to the Penguins in 2016. Later on in the season, Hagelin scored 16 points in 24 postseason contests to assist the Penguins in winning the Stanley Cup. In 15 playoff games a year later, Hagelin scored twice as Pittsburgh went back-to-back.

Before settling down with the Washington Capitals, where he spent the final three years of his career, Hagelin was traded twice during the 2018–19 season. Hagelin never again skated on the rink after taking a stick to the eye during practice in March 2022, which resulted in a catastrophic eye injury.

With 110 goals, 186 assists, and 296 points in 713 games, Hagelin completes his NHL career. He also made 141 playoff games, scoring 50 points and tallying 22 goals