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Matt Hendricks, long considered one of the NHL’s consummate team players, announced his retirement Tuesday after 11 seasons in the NHL.
He was immediately named assistant director of player development for the Minnesota Wild.
Hendricks, who hails from Blaine, Minn., finished his career in Winnipeg last spring, his second stint with the Jets organization.
He signed with Winnipeg for the 2017-18 season and then inked a deal with the Wild last season, but was dealt back to the Jets at the trade deadline (for a seventh-round choice in 2020) to infuse some character into a struggling squad at the tail end of the season and the playoffs. He dressed in four games and had one assist.
Hendricks, 38, finished his career with 54 goals, 62 assists and 722 penalty minutes in 607 regular-season games, split between the Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, Nashville Predators, Edmonton Oilers, Jets and Wild.