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September 4, 2009 6:31 PM

Journeyman Sillinger retires

Mike Sillinger is the epitome of the journeyman hockey player. Last week, Sillinger, after 17 seasons in the NHL, retired. He played 141 games with the Islanders and finished his career on the island.

He was drafted by the Red Wings back in 1989 and played with a record 12 teams: Anaheim, Vancouver, Philly, Tampa, Florida, Ottawa, Columbus, Phoenix, St. Louis, Nashville and New York. He played in 1,049 games, scored 240 goals and assisted on 308 others.

Had the Islanders not been in such a devastating state, his final seasons in the league may have been more fruitful, but that was not the case.

(Photo Courtesy Islanders)

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