Sifers to retire on Sunday

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Jaime Sifers is ready to call it a career.

The 13-year veteran defenseman has announced he will retire following Sunday’s Comets game against the Syracuse Crunch.

Sifers began his career with the Toronto Marlies toward the end of the 2006 season.  He went on to play in over 800 professional hockey games, including 37 in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota Wild.  He also played in Germany for three seasons.

Sifers has been in Utica for the past two seasons, where he quickly emerged as a veteran leader.

A native of Stratford, Connecticut, Sifers played college hockey at the University of Vermont before signing a two-year entry level contract with the Maple Leafs to kick start his career in March of 2006.

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