Exclusive: Komets #91 & Family Discuss His Retirement As Community Reacts (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Tommy Schoegler
By Emma Koch
By Eric Dutkiewicz

April 12, 2013 Updated Apr 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Fort Wayne Komets Captain Colin Chaulk announced his retirement Friday, citing health reasons.

In an exclusive interview Friday, Chaulk and his family spoke with 21Alive's Tommy Schoegler about the emotional decision; and a look back at his stellar career.

Chaulk, 36, confirms he is battling an infection that is attacking his nervous system. Doctors say it could take at least two years for his nervous system to rejuvenate after the infection

A native of Toronto native has won five league championships in ten seasons with the Komets. He also spent the 2012-13 season as player/assistant coach.

Chaulk is interested in working with the Komets as a coach; but it is still up in the air whether he will have that opportunity.

Komets president Michael Franke says the franchise will retire Chaulk's No. 91 jersey, and hang his number from the Memorial Coliseum rafters at a later date.

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