Former Kings captain Mattias Norstrom announced his retirement today, at age 36. Norstrom told Swedish tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet, “Dallas wanted to keep me, but it is over now. I promised myself 10 years ago that I would quit while I still had a strong position in the team. And now it is over.”
I had been told, last week, that Norstrom might be set to sign a contract to play in Sweden, but today’s comments indicate that he’s done. The newspaper reported that Norstrom “intends to focus on his family and get an ordinary job.”
“The last game against Detroit was my final one,” Norstrom said. “I studied building techniques in high school, so carpentry is a possible alternative, but let’s see. I will think about it during the summer.”
Carpentry? Somehow, that seems to fit.