Veteran winger Steve Sullivan appears ready to call it quits. He told the SaultStar that he’s leaning towards retirement, but still hasn’t made a final decision:
“I wouldn’t say 100%, but 99.9%.”
The longtime NHLer played in 1011 games for the New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Phoenix Coyotes. He posted career highs of 34 goals and 75 points in 2000-01, and topped 60 points 5 additional times. Recently, Sullivan was signed by the Coyotes to provide offensive depth, but was dealt to the Devils when Kovalchuk went down with an injury and they needed offensive help. In 2009, Sullivan was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for dedication and perseverance for returning to action after missing nearly two seasons with a fragmented disc and a groin injury.