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Former Capital Taylor Chorney publicizes retirement from hockey

Former Capital Taylor Chorney is looking it a profession.

Thursday, the 33-year-old defenseman introduced his retirement from hockey after spending the 2020-21 season with EC Salzburg of the Austrian ICE Hockey League. Chorney scored 14 factors (4g, 10a) in 34 video games. The European league options franchises from Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, and Italy.

Chorney left the NHL after ending the 2017-18 season with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He spent two seasons with HC Lugano of the Swiss Nationwide League earlier than signing within the ICEHL.

Chorney introduced his retirement on his private Instagram.

“It has been a heck of a journey during the last 13 years,” Chorney wrote. “Hockey has at all times been on the entrance of my thoughts however with a while now to mirror, the friendships and experiences alongside the best way are what I’ll cherish essentially the most. Because of everybody I’ve had the pleasure of ‘working’ with alongside the best way.”

Chorney spent components of three seasons in Washington, tallying 15 factors (3g, 9a) in 97 video games. In February 2018, the Thunder Bay, Ontario-native was positioned on waivers by the Capitals to make room for trade-deadline acquisitions, Michal Kempny and Jakub Jerabek. Chorney was claimed by Metropolitan Division rival, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and performed in just one recreation with the group, simply lacking out on the Capitals’ 2018 Stanley Cup championship run.

Regardless of not ending the season with Washington, Chorney was such a beloved teammate that he was given a Stanley Cup ring by the group in April 2019.

“Boys, I don’t even know what to say,” Chorney stated then after he opened the wrapped field and noticed the Stanley Cup championship ring inside. “Whose thought was this?”

The loudest reply was “The boys,” though Tom Wilson chimed in with “It was mine solely.”

Chorney’s palms may very well be seen shaking within the video.

TJ Oshie, additionally a university teammate of Chorney’s, invited the depth defenseman to his non-public celebration with the Cup in Minneapolis in July 2018.

Congratulations on a beautiful profession, Taylor.

Headline photograph: Cara Bahniuk/RMNB

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