January 17, 1998
He was a former first-overall pick who once was quoted as saying, "I am glad I got drafted first, because no one remembers number two." He had not lived up to the hype in his first 301 NHL games north of the border, averaging just over a half point per game. This 22-year-old French Canadian heartthrob, who was once compared to everyone from Joe Sakic, Pat LaFontaine...
Forward Vaclav Prospal has retired following a 16-year NHL career.
Prospal appeared in 1,108 games with Anaheim, Columbus, Florida, the New York Rangers, Ottawa, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay. He registered 255 goals and 765 points.
The move wasn't a surprise. Prospal was scheduled to join Vancouver's AHL affiliate last weekend. But after talking with his family, the NHL club said...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014