Bryan Bickell, the Carolina Hurricanes forward, recently announced his retirement after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Bickell skated off the ice on a high note, scoring the only shootout goal in the final game of his career.
He was later named the Steve Chiasson Award winner by his teammates, an award "given annually to the Hurricanes player that best exemplifies determination and dedication while proving to be an inspiration to his teammates through his performance and approach to the game."
Bickell ended his career with 395 NHL games, 66 goals and 70 assists. His postseason appearances consisted of 75 games played, 20 goals and 19 assists.
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