Former Knights captain Scott Aarssen announced his retirement from hockey Friday.
The 32-year-old Londoner spent the last seven years in the United Kingdom’s Elite Ice Hockey League and the last two with the Fife Flyers. He originally headed overseas in 2012 to play in Austria after three seasons at Western University.
“It’s time to say goodbye to the game that has given me so much,” the defenceman said. “I was lucky to play in front of my kids and that’s something I will cherish forever. Although my playing days are done, hockey will always be a part of my life. I’m not sure where this next chapter will take me, but I’m excited to find out.”
The former Jr. Knight was originally a 10th round pick (195th overall) in the OHL draft by London in 2004 and made three playoff appearances with the 2005 Memorial Cup-winning team of the century. He was named alternate captain in 2006-07, captain in 2008-09 and wore a letter on his jersey in two of his three years with the Mustangs and five of his eight professional seasons.