Devante Smith-Pelly bows out
Former Montreal Canadiens forward Devante Smith-Pelly ended his hockey career at the age of 30 on Friday in an Instagram post.
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Smith-Pelly will therefore have played his last professional games in a Laval Rocket uniform last season, while he has been unable to find a place in the National Hockey League (NHL) over the past four campaigns. He also spent time in Russia in 2019-2020.
The highlight of his career is certainly winning the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals in 2018.
“During my career, I have experienced the highest peaks and the worst troughs, he wrote. I was able to travel to places I never thought I would see and play alongside and against some of the best players in the world. I am so proud to say that a child from Scarborough, Ontario, [soit devenu] a Stanley Cup champion. I will be forever grateful for my experiences.”
Smith-Pelly played for the Habs for just over a year in 2015 and 2016. He had seven goals and 15 points in 66 games. He was acquired from the Anaheim Ducks for Jiri Sekac before being traded to the New Jersey Devils for Stefan Matteau.
In career, Smith-Pelly has totaled 44 goals and 101 points in 395 games with the Ducks, the Canadiens, the Devils and the Capitals.