Defenseman Marc Methot Says He's Done Playing Hockey

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Former NHL defenseman Marc Methot told TSN Radio Ottawa 1200 on Thursday that he is unlikely to play again in the NHL.

Methot hasn’t played an NHL game since undergoing knee surgery last January while playing for the Dallas Stars. The 34-year-old D-man admitted that he still experiences pain in his knee.

“I haven’t made any final or official announcement, but it’s looking like I’m probably done playing hockey, I really tried to make an effort and get back and I just weigh the options and whether it’s worth putting my body through that kind of mental and physical excretion and it’s just not worth it... I haven’t made anything official but I think I’m at a point now where I’m deciding it’s probably best for myself and the family that I step back from the game.”

Methot collected 123 points (22 goals, 101 assists) and 380 penalty minutes in 624 career games with the Ottawa Senators, Stars and Blue Jackets since being selected by Columbus in the sixth round of the 2003 NHL Draft.

You might remember back in 2017, when playing for the Senators, Methot was at the center of some controversy when he took a slash from Sidney Crosby resulting in the tip of his ring finger being ripped off. The controversy arose after there was no call on the slash and it was clear that his finger tip was ripped off.

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