Veteran NHL Journeyman set to retire

Published August 27, 2023 at 0:14

In 13 years, Jason Demers played 700 games in the NHL.

The NHL career of Demers began in 2009-2010 when he played for the San Jose Sharks.

Veteran defender 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.

Early in his hockey career, Demers was told he was not strong enough for the NHL. He went on to become a reliable defenseman there.

Jason Demers says he's "pretty much" retired & has talked to NHL Network/NBC Sharks about doing TV.

He quipped: "I can badmouth the Sharks on NHL Network and then build them up when I'm on NBC."

During his NHL career, the middle-pairing defenseman alternated between the San Jose Sharks, Arizona Coyotes, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, and Edmonton Oilers, occasionally demotions to the American Hockey League included.

In a recent podcast with SJHN, Demers said he is 95% retired.

Soon-to-be retired defenseman spent last season with Bakersfield Condors of the AHL and has spoken to the NHL Network and NBC Sharks about becoming a TV analyst for both networks.

No word yet on the official retirement date, more to come as the story develops.

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Veteran NHL Journeyman set to retire

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