Versace Collection Sneakers - Men Versace Collection Sneakers online on Versace Canada - 11521473IP ad844a

Versace Collection Sneakers - Men Versace  Collection Sneakers online on  Versace Canada - 11521473IP ad844a

Versace Collection Sneakers - Men Versace Collection Sneakers online on Versace Canada - 11521473IP ad844a

Nashville's first-round pick in 2000 appeared in more NHL contests than any other player selected that year

authors David Boclair

Giorgio 1958 Boots - Men Giorgio 1958 Boots online on Australia - 11442991MR,Women's Shoes PU(Polyurethane) Fall & Winter Comfort Boots Chunky Heel White / Black / BeigePinko Sneakers - Women Pinko Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11290537TQ,Womens - Pull&Bear Stud Detail Leather Sandals Black 6 (UK) 3,4,4.5,5.5,6,Padders - Navy 'Regan' calf boots,Hogan Sneakers - Men Hogan Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11559640HJGeox Sneakers - Men Geox Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11466409AV,Msgm Sneakers - Women Msgm Sneakers online on Canada - 11183083ESCheap / Discount DressBerry Women White Flats Online Shoes OutletSwims Loafers - Men Swims Loafers online on Australia - 11537888NDPaolo Simonini Boots - Men Paolo Simonini Boots online on Canada - 11510728CH,Adidas Originals Sneakers - Men Adidas Originals Sneakers online on Australia - 11392099SE,Shop Lamo Ladies' Black Suede Scuff - - 14335490,Men's Canvas Spring Comfort Sneakers Red / Blue / KhakiWomen's Latin Shoes / Salsa Shoes Satin Sandal / Heel Buckle / Flower Customized Heel Customizable Dance Shoes Red / Indoor / Professional,Rubber Soul Sneakers - Men Rubber Soul Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11573739SV,Christian Louboutin Sotto Sopra Patent Red Sole Sandal,Cognac VIA VAI Classic ankle boots 5102046,Men's Comfort Shoes Faux Leather Summer Oxfords Black / Yellow / BrownLatin Shoes Satin Sandal / Heel Buckle Chunky Heel Customizable Dance Shoes Dark Brown,Men's Tulle Fall Comfort Athletic Shoes Walking Shoes White / Black / Red,Lanvin Sneakers - Men Lanvin Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11405971KF,Quiz - Black zip detail wedge ankle bootNike Penny 4 Sneakers Size US 14 Regular (M, B),Vans Sneakers - Men Vans Sneakers online on Canada - 11246788TI,Quiksilver Sneakers - Men Quiksilver Sneakers online on Canada - 11556940JO,Perfect / Comfortable New Look Satin Heeled Sandals Women Nude Online Shoes Outlet,Maison Margiela Sneakers - Men Maison Margiela Sneakers online on Australia - 11114039KAMen's Comfort Shoes Mesh Spring / Summer Casual Sneakers Breathable White / BlackValentino Garavani Sneakers - Women Valentino Garavani Sneakers online on Australia - 11146679CP,

Scott Hartnell was a contradiction.

When the Nashville Predators selected him with the sixth overall pick in the 2000 NHL, draft he already was built like a grown man, which allowed him — as an 18-year-old — to make the jump from junior hockey directly to the National Hockey League.

In 17 seasons as a professional, though, his child-like joy for the game never diminished. That approach made him a favorite of three different fan bases and generated a following that reached well beyond the teams for which he played.

So it was news throughout the NHL on Monday when Hartnell announced his retirement. Unsigned throughout the offseason after having played 2017-18 for Nashville, he made the announcement on Twitter days before the start of a new regular season.

“Every young kid from a small town across Canada dreams of playing a game in the NHL … I was fortunate to play 1,249 of them,” Hartnell wrote.

    Soft Leather, Textile fibers
    suede effect, logo, two-tone, laces, round toeline, flat, leather lining, rubber sole, contains non-textile parts of animal origin, techno fabric, large sized

“A huge thank you to the Nashville Predators (twice), the Philadelphia Flyers and the Columbus Blue Jackets. You are all world class organizations and it was an honor playing for your cities!”

Hartnell’s ability to handle the rigors of the NHL at an early age made him an exception for the Predators, who long have prided themselves on their player development. He never played in a game in the American Hockey League but was a stalwart in the NHL.

In 13 of this 17 seasons — including his first, which started months after he was drafted — he played at least 75 games. Four times, including once with Nashville (2002-03), he played all 82.

As a result, he has logged more NHL appearances than any other player of his draft class. In fact, he has played more than a full season’s worth of games more than Justin Williams, who is second with 1,162.

A rundown of the players from the 2000 draft with the most NHL appearances:

NHL games
Scott Hartnell
first round, sixth overall
Justin Williams
first round, 28th overall
Nick Schultz
second round, 33rd overall
Antoine Vermette
second round, 55th overall
Marian Gaborik
first round, third overall
Traded to Philadelphia following the 2006-07 season in one of several cost-cutting moves, Hartnell ultimately played more games for the Flyers than he did for the Predators. He appeared in 517 with Philadelphia and 498 with Nashville, a number bolstered by his return last season, which added 62 to his total. He also played 234 games for Columbus, where he spent three seasons (2014-17).

He ranks seventh in games played for the Predators (the top seven are all Nashville draft picks) and is one of 10 players with at least 100 career goals and assists for them. He scored 106 goals and had 129 assists. Plus, his 626 penalty minutes are second in franchise history to Jordin Tootoo.

“(Seventeen) years in the NHL was the best job anyone could ask for,” Hartnell said. “The games, the fans, the travel, the hotels, the food, the pregame soccer games as just some of the things that I will remember and miss.

“I was lucky to have so many great teammates along the way. I can’t tell you how many laughs and good times we had together. The absolute best!!”

Adidas Originals Zx 500 Rm - Sneakers - Men Adidas Originals Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11540494HKBuy / Sell Embellished leather mules Women Black Online Shoes Outlet,Women's Shoes PU Spring / Summer Comfort Flats Flat Heel Pointed Toe Gold / Silver / Pink,Leather Crown Sneakers - Men Leather Crown Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11536258FT,Pyrex Sneakers - Men Pyrex Sneakers online on Canada - 11310093IVEbarrito Sneakers - Men Ebarrito Sneakers online on Australia - 11521280LK,Womens - Miss Selfridge Kitten heel Mule Metallic 4.5 (UK) 3,4,4.5,5.5,6,Men's Leather / PU(Polyurethane) Spring / Fall Comfort Loafers & Slip-Ons Gray / Brown / Blue,Millower Sneakers - Men Millower Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11499656CSRuco Line Sneakers - Women Ruco Line Sneakers online on Australia - 11343236SJ,Clear Weather Sneakers - Men Clear Weather Sneakers online on Australia - 11489018BX,Docksteps Boots - Men Docksteps Boots online on Canada - 11298736RD,Jimmy Choo Sneakers - Men Jimmy Choo Sneakers online on Canada - 11462597RH,Diemme Sneakers - Men Diemme Sneakers online on Australia - 11223796JQ,Cheap / Discount Frye Jim Wedge Wingtip Men Wheat Oiled Suede Online Shoes Outlet,Burton - Navy mesh espadrillesNike Roshe Two New Sneakers Size US 8 Regular (M, B)Dune - Red suede 'Orra' mid kitten heel ankle boots,Fashion / Popular Tao Paris Women Green & Brown Colourblocked Flats Online Shoes Outlet,Men's PU(Polyurethane) Fall Comfort Athletic Shoes Basketball Shoes Black / White / Black / Red / Royal Blue,Grenson Boots - Men Grenson Boots online on Australia - 11507140NV,Women's Shoes PU(Polyurethane) Winter Comfort / Combat Boots Boots Walking Shoes Low Heel Round Toe Zipper Black / Brown,Padders - Black Patent 'Lyric' bar shoesMen's Formal Shoes Leather / Cowhide Spring / Fall Oxfords Black / Brown / Blue / Party & Evening,Stella Mccartney Sneakers - Women Stella Mccartney Sneakers online on Australia - 11130960VE,Shop GUESS Kadani Platform Strappy Sandals, Black - - 20519773,Black VINGINO Flip flops MIKE,Men's Mesh Summer Comfort Athletic Shoes Walking Shoes Black / Gray / Blue,Men's Cowhide Summer Comfort Sandals Black,Hogan Sneakers - Men Hogan Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11401795JQ

More in Nashville Predators

  Load more content