Veteran forward McCarty announces his retirement

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Darren McCarty, a forward who won four Stanley Cup championships with the Detroit Red Wings, announced his retirement from the NHL Monday.

"It was a great ride," McCarty, who played for the Red Wings for 13 seasons, said in a statement. "I appreciate what the game has given me." McCarty played in 13 regular season games in 2008-09, his final NHL campaign.

(Writing by Steve Ginsburg in Washington, editing by Pritha Sarkar)