Concussion pushes Kypreos to retire
TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Nick Kypreos announced his retirement Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, and his intention to enter the broadcast booth. Kypreos, 32, missed the entire 1997-98 season because of a concussion he sustained in a fight with the New York Rangers' Ryan Vandenbussche, in a pre-season game Sept. 15, 1997. Kypreos' decision to retire came at the advice of Chicago neurosurgeon Dr. James Kelly. Kypreos, who was an analyst on NHL playoff coverage for different news networks in recent years, will become a studio hockey analyst for CTV Sportsnet, a new cable channel that begins broadcasting Oct. 9. For his career, he totaled 46 goals, 44 assists and 1,210 penalty minutes in 442 games and 34 playoff games with the Washington Capitals, Hartford Whalers, Rangers and Maple Leafs. He won a Stanley Cup in 1994 with the Rangers.
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