Brodziak Hangs Up The Blades

By Nick Murray

A former stalwart for the Moose Jaw Warriors, Kyle Brodziak is, somewhat reluctantly, hanging up his skates.

Ultimately, it was a degenerative disc that brought him down, ending his run as an Edmonton Oiler.

Kyle Brodziak

Kyle Brodziak

"I definitely can't play anymore" he informed the Edmonton Journal.

Brodziak has struggled with back pain for much of his professional career. He hurt his back again last April, during a morning skate in Las Vegas, and his back never healed over the summer. He is now more concerned with recovering, so he can get on with life then he is with returning to the NHL.

Brodziak will be paid out his $1.15 million dollar contract.

Brodziak had a very solid and respectable career. He played in 917 games, over 14 seasons with Edmonton, St. Louis and Minnesota, scoring 129 goals with 167 assists.

Brodziak played with the Moose Jaw Warriors from 1999 to 2004, where he put up 93 points in his final season, playing alongside Troy Brouwer, Johnny Boychuk and Tomas Fleischmann.

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