It appears retiring is contagious... at least, if you're an NHL defenceman with 10-plus seasons played.
A trio of long-time blueliners announced they're hanging up the skates on Tuesday.
First, Keith Yandle, the NHL's Iron Man having played the most consecutive NHL games, announced his retirement on a Spittin' Chiclets podcast released early Tuesday morning.
Then, Zdeno Chara, the NHL's all-time leader in games played by a defenceman and the tallest player to ever play in the league at six-foot-nine, announced he was calling it a career just after 8 a.m. ET.
And in case that wasn't enough, P.K. Subban, a Norris Trophy winner and one of the game's most exciting players in his prime, announced his own retirement under an hour later at just 33 years old.
Of course, social media was filled with both tributes and general shock at the news of the three players calling it a career.