It didn't take very long to figure out what's going on with goalie Corey Crawford.
Crawford walked away from the New Jersey Devils yesterday and the team announced he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence.
Speculation rose immediately that he might be considering retirement and now that has been confirmed.
Crawford has decided to retire from the game of hockey at the age of 36.
The goalie won two Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks and has been one of the most consistent elite goalies over that time.
Crawford finishes his career with a 260-162-53 record along witha 2.45 goals against average and .918 save percentage during the regular season as well as a 52-42 record in the playoffs with a 2.38 goals against average and .918 save percentage.
We wish him all the best off the ice.
Corey Crawford won the Stanley Cup twice and was the most consistently elite goaltender in the NHL over the past 10 years. The Devils were obviously excited to land him, but he's had a hell of a career.
— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) January 9, 2021
One of the best players to ever play for the Chicago Blackhawks! Thank you for everything! "Fucking right Chicagoooooo." Enjoy retirement! pic.twitter.com/RbD3QBbQyi— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) January 9, 2021