Before Peyton Manning retired at the top of the NFL in Denver, Ray Bourque did the same in the NHL with the Avalanche. The veteran defensemen had played 22 seasons in the league without winning a Cup, but he finally got his chance right before he parted from the game. Bourque had a consistently good career throughout his 22-season career: he holds the record for points scored by defensemen, with 1,579, with 410 goals and 1,169 assists. He is a five-time Norris Trophy winner and a Calder Trophy recipient.
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