Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/16/14

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 20: Brian Boucher #33 and Ian Laperriere #14 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrate after defeating the New Jersey Devils in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wachovia Center on April 20, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Devils 4-1 to take a three games to one lead in their best of seven series. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News, Ian Laperriere waited until after the Stanley Cup final ended, with the Los Angeles Kings on top, to announce something that was 2 years in the making. Laperriere, 38, officially announced his retirement from hockey on Tuesday. He spent the last two seasons of his contract working with the Flyers’ prospects in a coaching role after being sidelined with post-concussion syndrome. Laperriere spent just one season in a Flyers uniform but will go down as one of the most beloved players in franchise history for his sacrifice, dedication and passion. “I’m just glad I had a chance to wear the Orange and Black,” Laperriere said in a conference call with reporters. “It was my shortest time here compared to the other teams I played for, but that’s probably one of my biggest regrets: not having a chance to play longer than that in this great organization.” continued
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