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NHL: Former All-Star defenseman and ex-boyfriend of Olympian Lindsey Vonn retires

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Former NHL All-Star and the ex-fiance of Lindsey Vonn, P.Okay. Subban, has introduced his retirement after a glittering hockey profession spanning 13 seasons.

Subban, previously engaged to the Olympic skier between August 2019 and December 2020, was a three-time All-Star in 2013, 2015 and 2017. 

Subban introduced by way of Instagram on Tuesday morning that he was retiring from the NHL, writing: ‘I keep in mind my goals of enjoying within the NHL and profitable a Stanley Cup, much like the blokes on the Don Cherry Rock’em Sock’em tapes on the finish of each quantity, with the black eyes, damaged bones, and tears of pleasure. 

‘To at the present time, I nonetheless dream about it. Nonetheless, the top of this chapter is closing and after 13 years within the NHL, I’ve made the choice to retire.’ 

Subban and Vonn first grew to become a public merchandise in June 2018 after they attended the CMT Music Awards in Nashville. 

P.Okay. Subban and skier Lindsey Vonn have been as soon as on of the nation’s strongest sports activities {couples}

Vonn and Subban were first a public item in June 2018 and were later engaged in August 2019

Vonn and Subban have been first a public merchandise in June 2018 and have been later engaged in August 2019

Subban most recently played for the New Jersey Devils from 2019 after a trade from Nashville

Subban most not too long ago performed for the New Jersey Devils from 2019 after a commerce from Nashville

Following their breakup, Vonn took to Instagram to elucidate the choice. ‘Over the previous 3 years PK and I’ve had some unbelievable instances collectively,’ she wrote on the time, by way of TMZ. He’s a form, good man, and somebody I respect an excellent deal.

‘Nonetheless, after a lot consideration we now have determined to maneuver ahead individually. We’ll all the time stay associates and love one another immensely. We ask that you simply please respect our privateness throughout this time.’

On Tuesday, Subban’s retirement assertion continued: ‘I by no means checked out myself or ever felt I used to be “only a hockey participant.” I all the time checked out myself as an individual who occurred to play hockey. 

‘Having that perspective allowed me to get pleasure from each shift prefer it was my final, have a good time each aim with emotion, and play each recreation as if somebody paid to look at me play who had by no means seen me play earlier than.

Subban and Vonn were often seen enjoying various tennis grand slams across the globe

Subban and Vonn have been typically seen having fun with varied tennis grand slams throughout the globe

Subban and Vonn ended their relationship in December of 2020 despite their wedding plans

Subban and Vonn ended their relationship in December of 2020 regardless of their marriage ceremony plans

Subban was seen sitting adjacent from New York icon, Spike Lee (R), at the 2022 US Open

Subban was seen sitting adjoining from New York icon, Spike Lee (R), on the 2022 US Open

The stylish ex-duo were often a source of paparazzi attention throughout their time together

The trendy ex-duo have been typically a supply of paparazzi consideration all through their time collectively

‘I need to thank my dad and mom, Karl and Maria for actually being the very best folks I’ve ever met! I’ve been spoiled on a regular basis with love and help from you, and I don’t know the way to put into phrases how grateful I’m for the sacrifices you guys have made for me. 

‘I’m so lucky to have the very best and most supportive brothers and sisters I might ask for. To all my followers which have supported me and proceed to help me for the reason that first day I stepped on to the ice, thanks! 

‘You picked me up after I was down, supported me via powerful instances and had my again via all of it! To an incredible league that gave me the chance to compete on the highest stage with a number of the finest athletes on this planet. 

He hasn't stepped out of the spotlight, seen at this month's Toronto International Film Festival

He hasn’t stepped out of the highlight, seen at this month’s Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition 

The former power couple were seen celebrating Red Bull's celebration of Vonn back in 2019

The previous energy couple have been seen celebrating Pink Bull’s celebration of Vonn again in 2019

‘The NHL additionally offered me with a platform that allowed me to provide again via my charities. A honest thanks to the various gamers that I both performed with or competed in opposition to who introduced out the very best in me. 

‘A heartfelt appreciation to the Montreal Canadians, Nashville Predators and New Jersey Devils for every representing organizations with class and integrity.

‘I look ahead to the highway forward, and the various thrilling alternatives to return. I’m excited to share what these are with you all when the time comes!

Vonn and Subban were onstage during the 2019 MTV Music Video Awards at Prudential Center

Vonn and Subban have been onstage in the course of the 2019 MTV Music Video Awards at Prudential Heart

‘With love, appreciation, and all of the happiness I might ever hope for, P.Okay.’  

Subban, who was most not too long ago an free agent earlier than retiring, was noticed on the US Open final month as Serena Williams crashed out to Ajla Tomljanovic. 

The 33-year-old additionally gained the Norris Trophy in 2013 — an award given to the NHL’s high defenseman. 

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