Retirement is here to stay for this Bruins Alumni
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Insider: Bruins star not looking for a comeback

Published January 22, 2024 at 6:48 PM
BY RYAN JOHNSON
Patrice Bergeron, the former Bruins captain, stirred up online conversation last week as he spent his Fridays on the ice with friends and former NHL players in Boston. Speculations arose about a potential comeback, but Bergeron quickly dismissed the rumors in an interview with The Canadian Press.

In the interview, Bergeron clarified that there is no truth to the comeback rumors, emphasizing that anyone observing the skates would realize it's a leisurely pace. The 38-year-old retired in July after a remarkable 19-season career with the Bruins, contributing to their 2011 Stanley Cup victory and reaching the Final in 2013 and 2019.



Currently involved with Kraft Hockeyville, Bergeron is focused on supporting Canadian communities by contributing to sports and recreation infrastructure projects. Expressing his passion for the game, he highlighted the impact hockey can have in bringing people together and making the sport more accessible.


Despite his body clock signaling the start of a new season in August, Bergeron affirmed that he is at peace with his decision to retire. He acknowledged feeling where he should be and expressed no regrets about leaving the game. Reflecting on his retirement decision, Bergeron mentioned that it was a matter of intuition and listening to his instincts and heart.

Bergeron, who won Olympic gold in 2010 and 2014 with Canada, shared his enduring love for the game, expressing a wish to play forever. He commended the Bruins for their performance in the absence of key players like himself and David Krejci, noting the team's talent, experience, leadership, and character.

In addition to his observations on the Bruins, Bergeron expressed pride and excitement about the launch of the Professional Women's Hockey League three weeks ago. Attending Boston's opener, he witnessed history being made and highlighted the special moment of the league's inauguration.

While acknowledging these milestones, Bergeron emphasized that his competitive spirit hasn't been reignited. Spending time at home with his family, pursuing hobbies, and enjoying weekly ice time with friends are where Bergeron finds himself contentedly situated now.

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