Per the Dallas Stars team website, forward Rich Peverley has retired from the National Hockey League.  We had written about his potential retirement earlier in the summer as something that may be coming before the 2015-2016 season kicks off.

Bruins fans remember Peverley as a key penalty killing, depth forward, that helped Boston win the 2011 Stanley Cup.  He was also on Bruins team that made it back to the Finals in 2013.  In nine seasons he put up 241 points, including 84 goals.  He was eventually traded to Dallas as part of the infamous Tyler Seguin trade.

After a serious heart condition sidelined Peverley, his playing career was thrust into doubt.  It’s nice to see him make the smart decision for himself and his family and walk away now without further jeopardizing his health after a successful career.

For all Bruins fans we thank you, Rich.  Cheers to happy and healthy retirement.  You deserve it.