Former Islanders captain Michael Peca announced his retirement today.

In a statement released by the NHLPA, Peca reflected on his 13 seasons in the NHL, during which he scored 176 goals and 289 assists.

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"I truly have enjoyed my entire career as an NHL player," Peca said. "Playing the game at the highest level, with and against the top hockey players in the world has been a pleasure....Really I am grateful for the lasting friendships and memories that the game of hockey has given me, and I would like to thank my family, teammates and the fans for all their support along the way."

Peca was captain for the Islanders from 2001-04, scoring 49 goals and registering 93 assists in 222 games for NY.