Written by: Adam Santic of HockeyNewsCentral

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote retires after 19 seasons in the NHL.

Adam Foote, 39, played his last game on Sunday, April 10, 2011, with the Colorado Avalanche, winning 4-3 in overtime against the Edmonton Oilers. He was named the first star of the game.

Hard-hitting defenseman Adam Foote remained a tough guy to the end.

Foote started his career with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in 1988. In his first OHL season he finished with 7 goals, 31 assists and 120 penalty minutes. Then, he played two more seasons in the league before getting drafted by the Quebec Nordiques 22nd in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. In his first year playing with the Quebec Nordiques (1991-92) he scored two goals while assisting on...

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