Veteran forward David Hukalo has announced his retirement. He played six years and 335 games with the Komets. Because he's not a great scorer, he was usually underappreciated by everyone but his teammates, who say he's the smartest player they've ever played with. Three times he was named the league's top defensive forward. If there's one opponent you had to shut down to win a game or a series, there's no doubt who was getting the assignment.