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Former Toronto Maple Leaf Colton Orr retires from NHL

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He spent most of his professional career playing for the Leafs.

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April 11, 2015 was the last time Colton Orr suited up for an NHL game. Now, just over a year later - and with only 10 games played in the AHL over that time - he's officially retired from the NHL.

Orr's career concludes with 477 games played, including 232 with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The six seasons he spent in Toronto made it the longest place he stuck around, though he did play four seasons and 224 games with the New York Rangers as well.

He scored eight goals and 13 points as a Leaf, and racked up 637 penalty minutes, including 56 fights.

Orr really became known as a Leaf in part thanks to Don Cherry's almost over-aggressive love of tough guys, which was Orr's only role in the NHL. Under new management, the Leafs have shifted away from such a philosophy - following the rest of the hockey world as a changing of the guard takes place, rendering players such as Orr obsolete.

Still, he played until he was 34 and carved out a pretty solid career for himself. Best wishes for the Orrs in this next chapter.