Hockey: Standish retires from Oilers
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Tulsa Oilers center Marty Standish is walking away from the sport.
After 13 seasons of minor pro hockey, 672 career points, and more than 800 games, Standish announced his retirement earlier this week. Although he had signed to play with the Oilers this season, a job opportunity with a construction company in Oklahoma City turned out to be too good to pass up.
Standish played his first professional season with the Missouri River Otters of the UHL. He joined the Oklahoma City Blazers prior to the 2000-01 season. Standish finished second on the Blazers with 87 points, racked up 161 penalty minutes, and led Oklahoma City to the CHL title.
Standish spent six more seasons with the Blazers and left Oklahoma City in 2008 as the second all-time leading goal scorer in franchise history. Following a stint with the Bloomington Prairie Thunder, Standish returned to the CHL and joined the Oilers in 2009.