BREAKING: Bergeron sends Bruins fans a message following his retirement

Published July 28, 2023 at 3:28 PM

In a touching tribute, Patrice Bergeron bid farewell to the devoted Boston Bruins fanbase after an illustrious 19-season career. Addressing the media at TD Garden on Wednesday, the former captain expressed deep gratitude for the unwavering support that defined his journey.

«Thank you for everything, it's been an absolute honor,» Bergeron conveyed. Reflecting on his drafting as an 18-year-old, he acknowledged the city's warm embrace, despite the challenges of language and adulthood. "The fans and everyone, I'm thankful for the memories and everything you guys have brought to me and my family,» he added, holding dear the special connection he forged with the city.

The announcement of his retirement reverberated with heartfelt reactions from Bruins fans, team owner Jeremy Jacobs, president Cam Neely, general manager Don Sweeney, and countless teammates and NHL players. Bergeron's impact on the franchise and the city was undeniable, solidifying his status as a Boston institution.

Explaining his decision to step away, Bergeron cited a lack of motivation during the offseason and a yearning to spend quality time with his family. Despite an uncertain future, he finds contentment in his choice to hang up his skates.

For two unforgettable decades, Bruins fans had the privilege of cheering for Bergeron. There's no debate – he leaves behind a lasting legacy, and the team is undeniably better off for having had him as their esteemed leader.

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BREAKING: Bergeron sends Bruins fans a message following his retirement

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