Note: Wade Redden Officially Retires

Former Ranger Wade Redden has retired from the NHL after 14 seasons. (NHLPA)Wade Redden Mustache CT Whale

Redden signed a six-year deal with the Rangers in July of 2008 that had a cap hit of $6.5 million per season.

He turned down a similar offer from Columbus to sign with the Rangers.

After signing Michal Rozsival, the Daily News wrote at the time that the Rangers “stunningly” signed Redden to a six-year deal worth $39 million. John Dellapina added, “Redden is neither a game-breaker offensively nor a bone-breaker in front of his own net.”

Redden last played for the Rangers on April 11, 2010.

He spent the following two seasons, 2010-11 and 2011-12 in Hartford and the Rangers used a compliance buyout on him at the beginning of last year.

After being bought out Redden signed in St. Louis and was then traded to the Bruins.

According to Cap Geek, Redden was paid $69,615,666 in his career which is the 20th most in NHL history. He will add another $1.66 million to that number next season in the final-year of his buyout from the Rangers.

“Classy, classy guy retires today in Wade Redden. Always made time for people. Very liked by his teammates. Very solid career.” (Pierre LeBrun)

For everything about Wade Redden and the Rangers organization over the last few seasons, CLICK HERE.

Ryan McDonagh said that Redden was a mentor to him when he was in Hartford.

4 comments
jayhawkey
jayhawkey

It didn't matter how good he was on the ice, he turned it into a business deal and made almost 70 million. That my friends is what it's all about from a players point of view. Being in your 40's and having made that much money doing something he loved to do. He never worked a day in his life..lol

TheGAGLine
TheGAGLine

Wade Redden is a classy guy. He is also unfortunately an example of high-priced longterm contracts that don't workout for the benefit of the team. Keep this in mind re Richards, Nash, The King etc

Marc Weissman
Marc Weissman

Wouldn't be surprised a bit if Wade joined Beuke as an Asst D Coach with the WP. He was a trouper there after being sent down, was eventually named captain, and even deserves some of the credit for McD's blossoming, among others in our system...

Marc Weissman
Marc Weissman

Wouldn't be surprised a bit if Wade joined Beuke as an Asst D Coach with the WP. He was a trouper there after being sent down, was eventually named captain, and even deserves some of the credit for McD's blossoming, among others in our system..