Two-time all-star and two-time Czech Republic Olympian Martin Havlat officially called it a career on Wednesday.
The veteran of 790 NHL regular season games played in two contests for St. Louis in 2015-16, was practicing with a club team in Brno in hopes of returning to the NHL, but couldn’t find a suitor, leading to his announcement.
Martin Havlat officially retired today. Always loved Marty. First Hawk you actually got excited to watch after some LEAN years. pic.twitter.com/eSOOovCQfd
— Chief (@BarstoolChief) February 8, 2017
Drafted 26th overall by Ottawa in the 1999 draft, the right winger played with six different clubs besides Ottawa and St. Louis, including Chicago, Minnesota, San Jose and New Jersey. He scored 242 goals and 352 assists, which makes him the fourth highest scorer from his draft behind a troika of Swedes — Henrik and Daniel Sedin and Henrik Zetterberg.
Havlat also appeared in 75 post-season games in his illustrious career, firing 21 goals and adding 31 assists.