Here’s what Frankie DeAngelis had to say about his retirement today from professional hockey:
“Hockey has been a part of my life since my parents put me on the ice at 3 years old. It was a difficult decision to walk away from the game that you have been playing for your whole life, but I feel that is the best thing for me. Everything seemed to fall into place during the offseason and I was given an opportunity in the business world that I couldn’t turn down.
“I can’t say enough about the Komets organization. I want to thank the Frankes, Scott Sproat and the rest of the front office along, with Al (Sims) and the rest of the coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to play professional hockey. I was honored to be a part of the organization’s winning tradition and honored to wear the Komets jersey every night in front of 10,000 of the best fans in minor hockey, and I thank them all for their support over the years. I want to thank my teammates and the training staff for everything. It was a great feeling to lace up the skates with them every day and be a part of two championship teams.”