Every year brings some retirements from the game and this year certainly is no exception.
Robitaille and Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman are the most prominent among the players who won't be back on the ice for the 2006-07 campaign.Here's a look at a few of the notables we won't be seeing on the ice anymore in the NHL.
Also retired are Keith Primeau and Eric Desjardins of the Philadelphia Flyers, tough guy Tie Domi of the Toronto Maple Leafs, winger Brian Savage of the Phoenix Coyotes and defenceman Eric Weinrich, who ended last season with the Vancouver Canucks.
Goaltender Garth Snow retired as a player to sign on as general manager of the New York Islanders, while defenceman Bob Boughner left the Colorado Avalanche to concentrate on his ownership of the junior Windsor Spitfires with former teammate Warren Rychel.
And journeyman Brad Bombardir has gone from playing defence to being director of community relations with the Minnesota Wild.
Good luck and thanks for all the memories boys.