Former Oilers Defender Reveals Retirement Plans

Published August 28, 2023 at 1:47 PM

In recent times, it appears that numerous players have opted to hang up their skates, seeking new adventures or embarking on new chapters with their families once their hockey careers are in the rearview mirror. Jason Demers, a former defenseman for the Oilers, recently discussed his future in the NHL during an interview on the SJHN podcast and essentially confirmed his retirement.

Demers, who played for five NHL organizations including the Sharks and the Oilers, shared his retirement decision. His potential transition into retirement will pivot on a prospective deal to become an NHL analyst, either with the NHL Network or NBC Sharks.

Jason Demers told the SJHN Podcast that he's "pretty much" retired from professional hockey — «95%. I'm right on the edge of retirement, if not retired.»

Demers said he has talked to NHL Network and NBC Sharks about doing TV, and if that goes well then he may formally announce his retirement in the next week.

The 35-year old was a 2008 7th round pick and played in 700 NHL games from 2009-23 with #SJSharks, #GoStars, #FlaPanthers, #Yotes, and #Oilers — recording 214 points and 407 PIMs.

Throughout his NHL career, he was associated with various teams and was notably drafted in the 7th round back in 2007.

For his new adventure, we extend our best wishes to him.
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