"McDonald played 12 NHL seasons with the Blues and Anaheim Ducks, scoring 182 goals and 307 assists for 489 points in 685 games. He also suffered five known concussions over his career.

"I'm fortunate to get out now," added McDonald. "I know I could play two or three more years and I love the game of hockey, but healthwise, I know I shouldn't be playing."

McDonald, who won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer."


Really enjoyed Andy's game over the years. I hope the NHL isn't moving on changing the rules on what material is allowed in shoulder and elbow pads because of the equipment manufactuers are lobbying the league.