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.

From Bergeron’s official statement:

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.

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