Jimmy Howard re-joins Red Wings!

He's back within the organization.

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Former Detroit Red Wingsgoaltender Jimmy Howard made the decision to officially hang up the pads last year after 14 seasons in the NHL, all spent with Detroit. He's the third winningest goaltender in franchise history, behind only Chris Osgood and Terry Sawchuck.

But now, he's back within the Red Wings organization. Earlier today, it was announced that Howard would be joining Detroit's broadcast crew on Bally Sports Detroit in the role of an analyst: 

"Becoming an NHL goalie was a childhood dream and after an incredible 14 years within the Red Wings organization, I've decided to say farewell to playing professional hockey and move on to the next chapter," Howard explainedwhen he announced his retirement  "It has been the honor of a lifetime to play and I'm forever thankful to the fans, everyone within the Red Wings organization, my teammates and my family for their ongoing support, loyalty and dedication.

"As I enter this new chapter in my life, I look forward to spending more time with my family, coaching my son's hockey team and new opportunities the future will hold."

In 14 seasons, he compiled a 246-196-70 career record with a 2.62 goals-against average and 24 shutouts in 543 games.