Center Antoine Vermette will retire after 14 NHL seasons as one of the best faceoff men of his generation.

The 36-year-old from Quebec won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015. He most recently played for the Anaheim Ducks, but didn’t sign with a team after becoming a free agent last summer.

Vermette won 56.6 percent of his faceoffs, the ninth-best mark since the league began tracking the statistic in 1997-98. He led the NHL in faceoff winning percentage in his final season in 2017-18.

He played 1,046 regular-season and 97 playoff games with the Senators, Blue Jackets, Coyotes, Blackhawks and Ducks.

Vermette put up 228 goals and 287 assists for 515 points during his regular-season career. He had a 482-game ironman streak that lasted from March 2009 until October 2015.

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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris (7) and Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette (50) battle for position during a faceoff in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
FILE – In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris (7) and Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette (50) battle for position during a faceoff in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
FILE - In this June 10, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks' Antoine Vermette hoists the Stanley Cup trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 to win the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
FILE – In this June 10, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks’ Antoine Vermette hoists the Stanley Cup trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 to win the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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