Oswego's Erik Cole formally announces his retirement from the NHL

Erik Cole is officially calling it quits, and he's doing so as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes have signed the left wing to a ceremonial contract, after which Cole, 38, announced his retirement as a player. Cole's last active season was 2014-15 with Dallas and Detroit, before he was sidelined with a spinal cord ailment.

Following Cole's announcement, Hurricanes president Don Waddell named the Oswego native as a team ambassador. 

Selected by the Hurricanes in the third round of the 1998 draft, Cole played 892 career regular-season NHL games with the Hurricanes, Oilers, Canadiens, Stars and Red Wings, totaling 265 goals and 267 assists. He appeared in 46 career Stanley Cup playoff games, totaling 14 points (6-8), reaching the Stanley Cup Final twice and capturing a Stanley Cup championship with the Hurricanes in 2006.

He represented the United States in international tournaments including the 2005 and 2007 IIHF World Championships and the 2006 Winter Olympic Games

Source : http://www.syracuse.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/09/oswegos_erik_cole_formally_announces_his_retirement_from_the_nhl.html

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