Former Ranger Wade Redden has retired from the NHL after 14 seasons. (NHLPA)
Redden signed a six-year deal with the Rangers in July of 2008 that had a cap hit of $6.5 million per season.
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)
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