Three-time NHL All-Star Ziggy Palffy on Wednesday announced his retirement from professional hockey.

Palffy 41 played for three teams in 12 NHL seasons most recently with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005-06.

"One morning is more beautiful than the previous one and you have other opinions" Palffy told the International Ice Hockey Federation website. "At this point I believe that I quit. Definitive. Already I do not want to travel anywhere. Did it enough."

A 1991 second-round pick of the New York Islanders (No. 26) Palffy had 329 goals and 713 points in 684 regular-season games with the Islanders Los Angeles Kings and Penguins. He's seventh in League history among Slovak players in goals and points.

A six-time 30-goal scorer his best seasons came with the Isla