Former Leafs, Sharks goalie Toskala retires

Former Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames goalie Vesa Toskala announced his retirement from hockey.

The 35-year-old played in the National Hockey League, with a few stints in the American Hockey League, from 2001 to 2010.

In 266 career NHL appearances, Toskala had a record of 129-82-5-27 with 13 shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.76 and a save percentage of .902.

During the 2005-06 season, he played 11 playoff games with the Sharks, going 6-5.

The Tampere, Finland native’s best season came in 2006-07, his first season with the Maple Leafs, as he went 33-25-6 with three shutouts, a 2.74 GAA and a .904 save percentage.

After playing just six games with the Calgary Flames in 2009-10 after being dealt by the Leafs, Toskala spent the 2010-11 season playing for AIK IF Solna in Sweden and was with Ilves Tampere in Finland last year.

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