Peter Budaj doesn’t seem like the kind of guy to want to make a bunch of fanfare about a personal announcement, so it makes sense that the fact of his impending retirement from professional hockey was kept under wraps by his his teammates and the Ontario Reign organization.
But between hints on Twitter of an impending announcement from Budaj, and his teammates with gestures like this one—
—well, it wasn’t too hard to see what was coming.
Budaj’s children joined him on the ice during the national anthem, but there was another tribute coming for Budaj after the game. Budaj’s family joined him on the ice for a video recognizing the goaltender and his career.