Referee Dennis LaRue Retires After 26 Seasons

Referee Dennis LaRue is the latest NHL official to hang up his skates.  He joins referees Greg Kimmerly and Rob Martell and linesmen Mike Cvik, Brad Lazarowich, and Andy McElman, all of whom announced their retirements earlier this year.  LaRue, 56, leaves the NHL having worked 1,222 games — the most by an American referee in the league.  He’s also seen action in 58 playoff games, including the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals. Among active referees, only Dave Jackson (1,481) and Dan O’Halloran (1,228) have more regular season games officiated.   All-time, LaRue ranks eighth, trailing Kerry Fraser (1,904), Bill McCreary...

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