The 36-year-old veteran NHL defenseman, Johnny Boychuk, is officially hanging up the skates due to an eye injury he received during the 2019-2020 season. The New York Islanders announced his retirement on Wednesday.
Boychuk suffered the injury in March of 2020 when the skate of Montreal’s Artturi Lehkonen hit his face/eye region. The injury required approximately 90 stitches. Unfortunately, this was the second injury