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Wesley retires after 20 seasons, moves into Hurricanes' front office

Updated: June 5, 2008, 4:44 PM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- For the past decade, Glen Wesley helped shepherd the Carolina Hurricanes from homeless vagabonds in North Carolina to Stanley Cup champions.

Now, the last remaining original Hurricane is calling it a career.

After 20 seasons in the NHL and 13 as one of the most popular faces of the Hurricanes' franchise, Wesley announced his retirement Thursday because of family reasons. The team then gave the defenseman a job in the front office and pledged to retire his No. ...

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