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Shocking retirement strikes the hockey community

Published December 28, 2023 at 5:40 PM
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In a surprising turn of events, defenseman Cody Franson has officially retired from professional hockey at the age of 36. What makes this retirement even more intriguing is that Franson has immediately transitioned into a coaching role, joining the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League (AHL) as an assistant coach.

Franson's NHL journey spanned from 2009 to 2018, featuring stints with notable teams such as Nashville, Toronto, Buffalo, and Chicago. Over the course of 550 games, he made his mark with 43 goals and 212 points.

After his NHL career, from 2017 to 2022, Franson continued to contribute to the hockey world by playing in Russia and the AHL. Now, with his playing days behind him, Franson is set to bring his wealth of experience and knowledge to the coaching staff of the Iowa Wild.




This unexpected transition adds a new chapter to Franson's hockey story, and fans will undoubtedly be eager to see the impact he makes in his coaching role.
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