Former Sharks defenseman Scott Hannan has announced his retirement from hockey, the organization announced on Wednesday.
Hannan, who spent parts of 11 seasons with the Sharks at the beginning and end of his career, played a total of 1,055 NHL games over 16 seasons with San Jose, Colorado, Washington, Calgary and Nashville. He had 217 points (38g, 179a) and 625 penalty minutes.
Hannan, drafted 23rd overall by the Sharks in the first round of the 1997 draft, is one of six players to play 600 or more games with San Jose.
"I was extremely fortunate to play in the NHL with five great organizations," Hannan said in a statement. "I'd like to thank all of my teammates and coaches over the years who have contributed so much to my career. It's also very gratifying to end my NHL career where it started - with the San Jose Sharks.”
"He was a player's player, well respected by his teammates and he truly loves the game,” general manager Doug Wilson said. “We want to thank Scott and his wife, Kristina, for all they have done for the Sharks franchise and wish them the very best."
Sharks forward Patrick Marleau played with Hannan during both of his stints with the organization. Hannan spent the final two-and-a-half seasons of his career with the Sharks, including 2014-15, after he was acquired from Nashville prior to the 2013 trade deadline
“I wish him all the best in retirement. It was a pleasure playing with him,” Marleau said. “Great teammate and great player, and I hope he has success in retirement.”
Along with his NHL experience, Hannan helped Canada capture a gold medal at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, and a silver at the 2005 World Championships.
He and his family will continue to reside in the San Jose area.