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Forward Mike Grier announces retirement after more than 1,000 NHL games

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Mike Komisarek, right, hits Buffalo Sabres right winger Mike Grier (25) into the boards during first period NHL action in Toronto on Monday December 21, 2009. Grier has decided to call it a career.The 36-year-old announced his retirement from the NHL Thursday after more than 1,000 career games over 14 seasons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Mike Komisarek, right, hits Buffalo Sabres right winger Mike Grier (25) into the boards during first period NHL action in Toronto on Monday December 21, 2009. Grier has decided to call it a career.The 36-year-old announced his retirement from the NHL Thursday after more than 1,000 career games over 14 seasons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO - Mike Grier has decided to call it a career.

The 36-year-old announced his retirement from the NHL Thursday after more than 1,000 career games over 14 seasons. Grier spent last two years with the Buffalo Sabres.

"I was very fortunate to be able to play 14 seasons in the NHL with some great players," he said in a statement. "The memories and friendships that I have built during my time in the league will last a lifetime. I would like to thank my former teammates, family and fans for helping make my career so memorable for me.

"It was a great ride, and I am now excited and looking forward to my post-playing future."

Born in Detroit and raised in Boston, Grier was a ninth-round draft pick of St. Louis in 1993. He was traded to Edmonton while still at Boston University and went on to play his first six seasons for the Oilers.

In all, the checking-line winger racked up 383 points (162-221) in 1,060 NHL games for the Edmonton, Washington, Buffalo and San Jose. He also appeared in 101 playoff games.

Grier, his wife Anne and their three children plan to live in the Boston area.

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