Defenseman Tom Poti called it a career on Thursday after 14 seasons in the NHL.

Poti played the final five years with the Washington Capitals. The 37-year-old skated in 824 regular-season games for the Capitals, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers.

He also was a member of the silver medal-winning U.S. Olympic team in 2002 and a 2003 NHL All-Star.

"I was very fortunate to play in the National Hockey League for 14 years," Poti said. "It was a dream come true and I had an awesome ride and met so many great people along the way. I'd like to thank my family and my wife and children for all their love and support."

Poti suffered a fractured pelvis 21 games into the 2010-11 season and he missed all of the following season. He tried to make a comeback last season and played in 16 games.

Poti, who began his career with the Oilers in 1998, finished with 69 goals and 258 assists for 327 points and had 588 penalty minutes.