BREAKING | Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron makes major career announcement

Published July 25, 2023 at 8:12
BY COOPER GODIN
     
Boston Bruins fans woke up to some pretty big news on Tuesday morning as through a press release on the team's official website, captain Patrice Bergeron announced his retirement.

"It is with a full heart and a lot of gratitude that today I am announcing my retirement as a professional hockey player.

As hard as it is to write, I also write it knowing how blessed and lucky I feel to have had the career that I have had, and that I have the opportunity to leave the game I love on my terms. It wasn't a decision that I came to lightly. But after listening to my body, and talking with my family, I know in my heart that this is the right time to step away from playing the game I love."

The L'Ancienne Lorette, Quebec spent his entire 19-year playing career with the Boston Bruins and has served as the team's captain for the last three seasons. In 1,294 games, Bergeron had 1,040 points (427 goals, 613 assists), 494 penalty minutes and was a plus-289. During his time with the Bruins, Bergeron won the Stanley Cup in 2011 as well as the Selke Trophy six times, King Clancy Memorial Trophy once and Mark Messier Leadership Award once.


On the international stage, the 38-year-old represented Canada on several occasions, including two Winter Olympics in 2010 and 2014, winning the gold medal at both events. Bergeron also won a World Championship (2004), World Junior Championship (2005), Spengler Cup (2012) and World Cup of Hockey (2016).

Bergeron will become eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2026 and there's no doubt that he'll become a first-ballot inductee. Congratulations to Bergeron on an incredible National Hockey League and international career.

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