Redden, 36, played 1,023 regular-season games for the New York Rangers, St. Louis, Boston and Ottawa, scoring 109 goals and 348 assists for 457 points while posting a career plus-160 rating.
“I would first and foremost like to thank my family and friends for their unconditional love and support,” the native of Lloydminster, Sask., said in a statement released by the NHLPA. “I would also like to thank my teammates, coaches and staff for all the great memories created throughout the years.
“To the fans, I appreciate all your support throughout my career. Playing in the National Hockey League has been a dream come true and I feel very proud and privileged to have played more than 1,000 games in 14 NHL seasons.”
A valued, two-way defenceman, Redden finished his career in last year’s lockout-shortened campaign, playing 23 games for St. Louis and six more with Boston following a late-season trade. He posted three goals and seven points in 29 contests with a minus-2 rating.
Redden set a career high in goals with 17 in the 2003-04 season, while his most productive campaign came in 2005-06 with Ottawa when the Kelowna, B.C., resident earned 50 points on 10 goals and 40 assists to go with a career-best plus-35.
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