Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ex Vernon Viper Volpatti Retires?

Rumors are that former Vernon Vipers forward Aaron Volpatti has retired. Volpatti played in just two games with the Washington Capitals last season due to an injury was in his third season with the Capitals before finishing the year in the American Hockey League.

No official press release but Alex Prewitt from the Washington Post reported in a statement below. I also talked with two long time Vipers season ticket holders this year. One at the Vipers Training camp and another over Christmas and both said Volpatti has retired and now living with his wife and newborn child in Coldstream, BC.

Volpatti never drafted spent four years at Brown University before signing as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks on March 22, 2010. Volpatti played parts of two and a half seasons with the Canucks before being claimed off waivers by the Washington Capitals on February 28th 2013. Volpatti played the past five years in the NHL with the Capitals & Canucks.  Volpatti played three seasons in Vernon (2003-2006) In 137 regular season games with the Vipers Volpatti collected (13-goals-24-assists-37-points).

Aaron Volpatti's Player Profile:

This was posted on the CBS Sports website:

Caps' Volpatti Likely Bound For Retirement 


Volpatti indicated that he will most likely be bound for retirement as a result of the neck injury that limited him last season, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.Volpatti underwent spinal fusion surgery last September and was sidelined for about five months while recovering. While he was able to appear in a few games at the AHL and NHL level after returning, Volpatti said his range of motion was too compromised for him to play at a high level. The 30-year-old will turn his focus to building his family, as his wife is pregnant with the couple's first child.

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