In less than 24 hours, Vaclav “Vinny” Prospal has gone from an unrestricted free agent, to a Utica Comets PTO, and now to retirement.
Prospal, who had been offered a professional tryout deal with the Canucks, was thought to have been on his way to Utica to join the Comets before news came that he was heading for the greener pastures of retirement.
Only 35 points shy of 800 on his career, Prospal retires last appearing for the Columbus Blue Jackets last season where he lead the team in scoring with 30 points (12-18) in 48 games. His last professional goal came against the San Jose Sharks on April 21, 2013.
(Goal at 1:30)
So, before it even began, Vinny Prospal’s time in the AHL has come to an end.