Brad Marchand pays respects to Bergeron

Published July 30, 2023 at 11:44 PM

In a deeply touching tribute, Brad Marchand poured his heart out in a statement honoring Patrice Bergeron's retirement.

Acknowledging Bergeron's profound influence, Marchand credited the veteran center for shaping not only his hockey skills but also his character as a person.

What initially started as a mere connection on the ice between teammates soon blossomed into an extraordinary friendship, solidifying an unbreakable bond between the two.

Their shared journey resulted in something truly exceptional, a feat that only a select few experience in their careers.

Marchand expressed,

"I can say from the bottom of my heart, I would not be the player or person I am today if I hadn't had the opportunity to meet [him] and play with Thim]. What started as just teammates and linemates turned into an incredible friendship and a lifelong bond. The journey that we took together... we got to do something very special that very few people get to do in their careers. I'm so grateful for the opportunity."

Filled with immense gratitude, Marchand acknowledged the privilege he felt to have shared the ice with Bergeron and to have been part of something truly extraordinary. Their bond will undoubtedly remain etched in both their hearts and the annals of hockey history.
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Brad Marchand pays respects to Bergeron

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