Chris Kunitz who won 4 of the Stanley Cups in his long 15 season career at NHL, announced his retirement from the sport on Tuesday.
Kunitz never remained out of work for a long time.
Now he will be joining the front office of the Chicago Blackhawks as their Player Development Adviser. He will also work with the coaching staff of Blackhawks and the American Hockey League that is affiliated in the Rockford, Illinois.
Kunitz, during his long career playing for teams like Anaheim Ducks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Thrashers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Blackhawks scored 268 goals along with 35 assists in his 1022 NHL game appearances. In addition to that, he also made 178 appearances in the NHL playoffs where he scored 27 goals along with 66 assists.
In his statement for retirement that was put out by the Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Thrashers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Blackhawks thanked everyone during his playing career. He said that his teammates taught him to give his very best.
Kunitz said, “Your leadership helped me to become the player I knew I could become. I was given opportunities to play with the very best of the teams and the very best players. I am grateful for all the laughs and the friendship we have shared.”