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Dave Moss announces retirement on Twitter

23 Sep. 2014: Arizona Coyotes (18) Dave Moss in action during a preseason game against the Anaheim Ducks played at the Honda Center. Photographer: John Cordes/Icon Sportswire
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NHL veteran forward Dave Moss used the power of social media to announce via twitter that he is officially hanging up his skates and retiring from playing professional hockey.

Moss, 34, spent last season playing in Europe for ECH Biel-Bienne and had 16 points in his 19 regular season appearances for the club.

The Livonia, Michigan native played his final NHL season during the 2014-15 campaign with the Arizona Coyotes; during which he had four goals and eight assists for 12 points in 60 games played.

In total the 6’4” forward had 501 NHL career games and scored 78 goals and 100 assists for 178 career NHL points over nine seasons playing in the league.

Moss started his playing career in the high school ranks playing for Detroit Catholic Central before moving to the NAHL and USHL in preparation for his four-year collegiate career with the University of Michigan.

In his four seasons playing for the University of Michigan he has 163 appearances as a Wolverine and scored 36 goals and 58 points for 94 career collegiate points and was a three time NCAA (CCHA) Champion (2002, 2003, 2004).

Originally selected in the seventh round of the 2001 NHL Draft by the Calgary Flames, Moss made his NHL debut with the Flames during the 2006-07 season making 41 appearances. He would go on to play five more seasons with Calgary before joining the then Phoenix Coyotes for the 2012-13 season.

Moss represented USA Hockey twice in his career and earned a IIHF Men’s World Championship Bronze Medal in 2013.

Moss is the cousin on Stanley Cup Champion Phil Kessel.

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