The 37-year-old goalie, part of five Stanley Cup championship teams with the Edmonton Oilers, said last season he had played his last NHL game. But he did consider returning to the Calgary Flames' training camp this season.
Instead, he will be the goaltending consultant for the team, Fuhr said Wednesday.
"I will always treasure my time as a player in the NHL, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to play with great players on very successful teams," Fuhr said. "The time is right for me to retire.
"There is nothing like playing this great game, but the body is telling me it's time. I leave the game knowing that it is the right decision and without any regrets."
Fuhr has played with Edmonton, Toronto, Buffalo, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Calgary during his 19-year career.
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