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Goalie backstopped Rangers to '94 Cup

Updated: September 3, 2003, 5:13 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Goaltender Mike Richter, who backstopped the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years but has been unable to recover from post-concussion syndrome, has decided to retire, according to ESPN The Magazine's E.J. Hradek.

The Rangers have scheduled a press conference regarding "a major player announcement" for 3 p.m. ET Thursday.

Richter, 36, missed all but 13 games last season following a seemingly minor concussion on Nov. 5 against Edmonton.

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