Tyler Ennis in a game for the Edmonton Oilers.
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BREAKING: Former Edmonton Oiler Retires Early After Injuries

Published January 18, 2024 at 3:58 PM

Tyler Ennis, drafted 26th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 2008, announced that he's retiring from profesionnal hockey after playing 700 games in the NHL with the Sabres, Wild, Maple Leafs, Senators, and Oilers.

Former NHL First Round Pick Retires at 34 Due to Career-Ending Neck Injury


Unfortunately, an injury forced him to step away from hockey at only 34. He was playing in Germany, with the Adler Mannheim when he suffered a severe neck injury.

Ennis talked about his decision in a recent statement:

"After working hard to get healthy with our great team, I ultimately decided to quit hockey. I would like to thank Mr. Hopp, my teammates, the coaches, our medical staff and, of course our great fans for their support. I will continue to cheer on the Adler Mannheim vigorously in the future." - Tyler Ennis

The player and the organization both agreed to terminate his contract.

Dallas Eakins, Ennis's head coach, expressed his surprise in a recent statement:

"Yesterday morning Tyler informed me that he was retiring from hockey. At first I was surprised, but after talking to him for about two hours, I fully understand and support his decision. We were impressed with Tyler's dedication and commitment to recovering from his injury.

Tyler's experience, work ethic and personality will be missed in our locker room and our organization. We are proud of Tyler for following his heart and making this brave, personal decision. Tyler has built an amazing career through hard work and persistence. These great qualities will serve Tyler well in his next chapter.

We have Tyler's back and will always be there for him." - Dallas Eakins, Adler Mannheim Website

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