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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Photos: Owen Nolan's career

By ESPN.com

Former Sharks captain Owen Nolan officially announced his retirement Tuesday after playing 18 seasons in the NHL. Nolan retires ranked 71st on the NHL's career goals list, 33rd in power-play goals and 100th in points.

Owen Nolan, 1990 NHL draft
Nolan was the No. 1 pick in the 1990 NHL draft, a class that also included Keith Primeau, Mike Ricci, Jaromir Jagr, Derian Hatcher, Keith Tkachuk and Martin Brodeur.
Owen Nolan
A five-time NHL All-Star, Nolan's most memorable All-Star moment is when he called his shot against Dominik Hasek in 1997.
Owen Nolan, San Jose Sharks
Nolan's best season came in 1999-2000 when he set career highs for goals (44) and points (84) and finished fifth in voting for the Hart trophy.
Owen Nolan, Team Canada
Born in Northern Ireland but raised in Ontario, Nolan won an Olympic gold medal with Team Canada in 2002.
Owen Nolan, 1000th game, Calgary Flames
Nolan finished his career with 422 goals and 885 points in exactly 1,200 games, but the Flames celebrated him in 2007 when he reached 1,000 games.
Owen Nolan, Vancouver Canucks
Nolan tried out for the Canucks before the 2011-12 season, but was cut before the regular season.
Owen Nolan
"I guess I've known this day was here for a while," Nolan said when announcing his retirement. "When your body won't do what your mind and heart are willing to do, it's time to move on."