Patrice Bergeron, the legendary center for the Boston Bruins, has officially announced his retirement after a 19-year career that spanned from 2003 to 2023.
The Boston Bruins picked Bergeron in the second round of the 2003 NHL Draft and the rest, as they say, is history. Patrice has amassed 1,040 points, 427 goals, 613 assists, and has played in 1,295 games over his almost 20-year career.
Patrice Bergeron spent his whole career with the Boston Bruins and is arguably one of the best two-way centers to ever play the game. In 2011, Bergeron hoisted the coveted Stanley Cup Trophy as the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks to become NHL playoff champions. He was the recipient of the Selke Trophy six times and was a three-time NHL All-Star. Bergeron was named team Captain in 2020 after Zdeno Chara departed Boston for the Washington Capitals.
“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.”
Patrice, there are not enough words to describe the impact you have left on our organization, your teammates, the people you’ve worked with, the fans you gave everything for, and the city and region you represented so well.— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 25, 2023
You did it all with the utmost respect, class, and… pic.twitter.com/8KIN4wqpIw
The definition of a Boston athlete.— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 25, 2023
Thanks for everything you gave this city, Bergy. pic.twitter.com/gUScAqEjMM