Wednesday, September 23, 2009

NHLPA: Kolzig Retires

In a statement released by the NHLPA, Washington Capital great Olaf Kolzig will retire after 14 seasons in the league.
Statement from Capitals chairman and majority owner Ted Leonsis:
“Olie was the face of the Capitals franchise for years, on the ice, in the locker room and around Washington, D.C. He was a great Capital and the organization and our fans will always have fond memories of ‘Olie the Goalie.’ We wish him and his wonderful family all the best in his retirement.”
Kolzig retires with a number of Capitals goaltending records, including:
- Career games played (711), minutes (41,259), wins (301), save percentage (.906), saves (18,013) and shutouts (35)
- Single season games played (73, 1999-00), minutes (4,371, 1999-00), wins (41, 1999-00) and save percentage (.920, 1997-98).

Kolzig spent last year in Tampa Bay before he was traded to Toronto. I will have more about Kolzig's time in DC later tonight.

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