After 13 seasons, standout defenseman P.K. Subban announces his retirement from the NHL.

P.K. Subban, who spent 13 NHL seasons with teams like the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, and New Jersey Devils, announced his retirement on Tuesday. In a message about his retirement on Twitter, Subban announced “the end of this chapter.”

In his essay, Subban said, “I never looked at myself or ever felt like I was ‘just a hockey player.’ I always looked at myself as a person who just so happened to play hockey.” The NHL also gave me a platform that allowed me to give back [via] my charities, according to the player. “Having that perspective allowed me to appreciate every shift like it was my last, celebrate every goal with emotion, and play every game as if someone paid to watch me play.

An heartfelt thank you to all of the players I played with or against who pushed me to be my best.

Over the course of his 13-year career, Subban earned 467 points (115 goals and 352 assists) in 834 games. He was originally chosen by the Canadiens in the second round of the 2007 NHL Draft (at pick No. 43 overall). Subban, who made his NHL debut in 2010, spent seven outstanding seasons in Montreal before becoming one of the best defensemen in the league.

In 434 games while playing for the Canadiens, Subban tallied 63 goals and 215 assists. With 38 points (11 goals and 27 assists) during the 2012–13 season, the gifted blueliner took home the Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman. Subban became the highest-paid defenseman in the league in 2014 after agreeing to an eight-year, $72 million contract deal.

In exchange for Shea Weber, another outstanding defenceman, the Canadiens transferred Subban to the Predators in June 2016. In each of his first two seasons with the Predators, Subban scored double ten goals.

Prior to being dealt to the Devils on draft night in 2019, the three-time All-Star played his final three seasons with the Predators. Subban only scored 59 points in his final three NHL seasons with the Devils (17 goals and 42 assists).