Calling it a Career!

Glenn Anderson Stuns NFHL with Retirement Announcement

  The NFHL has handed out the SMJ Cup and tonight, they handed out the rest of the trophy case, highlighted by Mario Lemieux's Hart Trophy win.  However, that was all overshadowed by news coming out of Columbus and broken first by Ice Shoppe News.  Glenn Anderson, former Hart Trophy winner and 2-time Art Trophy winner, announced his retirement from the NFHL, effective immediately. The news caught all of the league off guard as he had just completed another stellar season in which he scored 45 goals and 68 assists for 113 points, good for 2nd in league scoring.  He also finished 3rd in Hart Trophy voting.  For his career, Anderson played in 1,210 games, scoring 554 goals and 845 assists for 1,399 points.  His points are 10th in league history, he is 16th for goals and 9th in assists.

Anderson joins Peter Stastny as superstars leaving the NFHL this year.  Stastny finished his NFHL career in 2nd place in scoring in NFHL history, notching 1,734 points on 693 goals (2nd) and 1,041 assists (2nd).  Both players will surely exit the league and immediately enter the Hall of Fame.

Almost lost in the news was that Peter's brother, Anton Stastny, had also announced his immediate retirement, leaving Philadelphia to head back to Slovakia with his brother. In 1,083 games, Stastny finished with 343 goals, 611 assists and 954 points. A very good career.