Munich (AP) - Former ice hockey player and Stanley Cup winner Dennis Seidenberg has declared his career over.

"Physically it does not work anymore. My shoulder and wrists are pretty much done after 15 years in the NHL. The time has come to think of the next chapter and simply enjoy life, "said the 38-year-old in an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

The native of the United States defender is one of only four Germans, in the NHL, the strongest ice hockey league in the world, took the title. In 2011, Seidenberg triumphed with the Boston Bruins. He had his last NHL appearance in April 2018. "If you do not play for so long," Seidenberg said, "it's difficult to see him as an NHL player." Most recently, the defender was out of contract with a club.

Seidenberg completed 928 games in the NHL. His last competitive game, he played on May 15, 2018 at the World Cup in Denmark, as Germany in the preliminary round-out of the top nation Canada defeated 0: 3. Seidenberg participated for Germany in five world championships and three Olympic Winter Games. He does not yet have concrete plans for the future. "Anything with ice hockey is definitely an option," said Seidenberg.

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