Former Komet Zac Larraza announces retirement

Zac Larraza

Though he struggled with injuries for parts of the season, Zac Larraza turned out to be a pretty valuable player for the Fort Wayne Komets this season. He finished with seven goals and 25 points in 34 games before he was recalled to Tucson of the AHL. He never got the chance to return in time for the playoffs.

On Tuesday, Larraza, 25, announced his retirement from professional hockey on Instagram.

“I got to live out my dream for the past 20-something years of my life by being a hockey player,” Larraza said. “I got to represent my country, represent the best college in the country (University of Denver) and I got to play pro hockey for three years and was drafted to the NHL. I have made countless friends and memories from this sport. But unfortunately, it had to end someday and today is that day.”

Larraza announced he is going into medical device sales, meaning he is now a beer league free agent and an aspiring pro golfer.

Good, luck, Zac!

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