All good things must come to an end, and that can be said for Hilary Duff's husband, Mike Comrie, who just announced that he will be hanging up his ice skates and retiring from the NHL after an 11-year career.
The 31-year-old hockey player, who was most recently with the Edmonton Oilers, released a statement reading, "My career has afforded me a series of phenomenal opportunities to play, and become friends with some of the greatest people I have ever known and some of the greatest players who have ever played this game. To have made the lasting friendships I enjoy today with so many of my former teammates is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life. It's the reward that has made all the hard work, the trades, the moves and the surgeries worthwhile."
Mike has had three hip surgeries over the past five years — the last just two weeks ago — and says that he is no longer able to "manage the rigors of NHL play."
"As many of u know, Mike has announced his retirement," Hilary Tweeted in support of her hubby. "It's a bittersweet day! He had a wonderful career! But 3 hip surgeries in 5 years is a lot! Today we are enjoying all the great memories Mike had while playing in the NHL! Now we have a big addition coming to our family!" she added.
That's right! Mike may be leaving the ice, but he's about to be on serious daddy duty! He and Hilary are expecting their first child, a boy, very very soon. We wish Mike the best of luck in all his future endeavors!