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Former captain Smith to retire after 17 years

After 17 years, one of the game’s toughest and most respected warriors has decided to hang up his skates.

“This summer, as I was training and working out, I just didn’t feel it. It’s just time to take on something new,” Jason Smith told the Ottawa Sun on Wednesday. “I thought about it quite a while. Not like I flipped a coin and made a decision. It’s time to move on.”

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