Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov announces retirement

Feb 11, 2015 8:21 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - An emotional Evgeni Nabokov announced his retirement Wednesday from the NHL, just two days after he was traded by Tampa Bay to the San Jose Sharks, the team that drafted him in 1994.

Nabokov played 10 seasons for the Sharks, a span that ended after the 2009-10 campaign. He owns a long list of franchise goaltending records, including most wins (293), shutouts (50) and games (563).

Nabokov was a Vezina Trophy finalist in 2008 after going 46-21-8 in the regular season. He was a two-time NHL All-Star, making the team in 2001 and 2008. As a rookie in the 2000-01 season, Nabokov won the Calder Memorial Trophy.

The Sharks drafted Nabokov out of Kazakhstan in the ninth round with the 219th pick in the 1994 NHL draft.

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