Comets' Sifers to retire following this season

Utica Comets defenseman Jaime Sifers is hanging up his skates after 13 years playing professional hockey.

Posted: Apr 12, 2019 12:26 AM

Utica, NY. - Utica Comets defenseman Jaime Sifers has announced that he will be retiring from professional hockey following the final three games of the season this coming weekend.

The 36-year-old forward has skated in nearly 650 career AHL regular season games, and over 800 games between the NHL, AHL, and Germany's DEL over a 13-year career.

He's spent the last two seasons with the Comets where he became one of the team's top players on the blue line. Off the ice, he became an important part of the community, being named the team's Man of the Year, for his contributions to local veterans' causes, in back-to-back seasons.

Sifers won a Calder Cup in the 2015-16 season with the then-Lake Erie Monsters.

He said that Utica will always be a special place for him and his family.

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