Boston Bruins veteran Patrice Bergeron has retired. The five-time Selke Trophy winner announced that he will not return for a 20th season with the only team he has ever played for.
For the last 20 years I have been able to live my dream every day. I have had the honor of playing in front of the best fans in the world wearing the Bruins uniform and representing my country at the highest levels of international play. I have given the game everything that I have physically and emotionally, and the game has given me back more than I could have ever imagined.
It is with a full heart and a lot of gratitude that today I am announcing my retirement as a professional hockey player.
19 seasons. 1,294 games. All with the @NHLBruins. 💛
Congratulations on a legendary career, Patrice! 👏 pic.twitter.com/616tr8lj37
— NHL (@NHL) July 25, 2023