Kaleta Retires, Hired by Sabres
Patrick Kaleta has retired from playing hockey at age 30, but the hockey world is not done with him yet.
Following his announcement of retirement comes an announcement of a new job with the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres have hired him as their new youth hockey ambassador. He will now serve as a liaison to the local hockey community in strengthening youth hockey in the area.
Despite his career finishing at the young age of 30, Kaleta leaves behind a storied career starting with his 4 years with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL where he won the OHL championship in 2005-06 followed by 10 years where he bounced around between the Buffalo Sabres and their AHL affiliates the Rochester Americans.
Kaleta finishes with 54 points in 348 career NHL games. In his career off the ice Kaleta worked with numerous organizations including Make-A-Wish. He will make a great ambassador for the Sabres.