Calgary Flames Miikka Kiprusoff Announces Retirement

As if things in Calgary couldn’t get any worse, their star goaltender has officially announced his retirement from the game. Or has he…

“#BlueJackets asking 4 permission speak to #Flames Kiprusoff in hopes of talking him out of retire’mt. Doesn’t app’ he will change his mind

— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) June 25, 2013″

Why the hell would the Blue Jackets want Kiprusoff when they own this year’s Vezina Trophy winner?!

No, Kyp, this Kip is done.

Kiprusoff was selected in the 5th round of the 1995 NHL entry draft and started his career with the San  Jose Sharks. He made his debut in Calgary in the 2005-2006 where he has played ever since. It hasn’t been an easy road with the Flames. Rumors were constant every year of if he would stay or ask to be traded. With the team he’s had in front of him the past few years, I can’t blame him.

Kipper. (Photo: Scotmandu. flickr)
Kipper. (Photo: Scotmandu. flickr)

A native of Finland I could see Kiprusoff heading back over there and landing a spot with the national team. Maybe not playing but goalie coach or otherwise. This won’t be the last you’ll hear of him that’s for sure. Watch out Sochi.

His NHL Career saw him play in 599 games with 311 wins and 44 shutouts. Not too shabby if I don’t say so myself.