Rolston had two stints with the Bruins during his 17 year NHL career. His first was from 1999 to 2004 in which he recorded 101 goals and 135 helpers.
Rolston came on board late last season to try and help the Bruins make another cup run. He played in 21 games, scored 3 goals and had 12 assists. He also had a +/- rating of 7.
His career highlights include a Stanley Cup Championship in his first year with the devils in 1994. He is a three time Olympian for the US (94, 02, and 06), one time NHL all-star (2006-2007) and a three time 30 goal scorer. Rolston had this to say about retiring:
“ I've had a great career,” Rolston said. “You play for 17 years, I’m very content. At the same time you have that feeling like, ‘Am I really done?’ You've been doing it so long, you feel like you have to go back and do something. But I’m happy if this is the end of my career. I've faced the reality of that.”
The lock-out has affected other seasoned vets as-well. Guys like Mike Knuble, Dwayne Roloson and others will also face the decision to stick it out and look for a job or retire and work on their golf swings.