Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

“Oh Captain, my captain.”  After 19 seasons with the Bruins, #37 is hanging up his skates (as a professional player, anyway). Our beloved Boston Bruins Captain, Patrice Bergeron has announced his retirement.

Bergeron played all 19 of his NHL seasons for Boston and is leaving a legacy behind him, in Boston and the world. The internet is showing Bergy all the love and appreciation today. More on the Stanley Cup winner from ESPN is here. There were retirement rumors last year, but Bergy returned to help the Bruins achieve the most regular season wins on record.

Patrice issued a statement, through the Bruins, saying “”When I was around 12 years old a teacher asked everyone in my class to write about our dreams. For me, my dream was already clear: to become a professional hockey player…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.” The full statement is available, below.

The reaction from the media, the fans and his teammates is overwhelming. See some of it here, below. No one displayed a sense of calm, strength and class like Bergeron. We fans will be making comparisons and remember this exemplary player for years to come. Thank you for EVERYTHING, Captain Patrice Bergeron. Enjoy your family and your retirement. It’s so well deserved.

(I’m not crying, you’re crying).

 

  • Patrice Bergeron's Statement to Fans and The Bruins

    Among many other things, Bergeron said, “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.”

    Read the full statement of what Patrice wanted his fans, friends and colleagues to know:

    A Statement from Patrice Bergeron | Boston Bruins

    When I was around 12 years old a teacher asked everyone in my class to write about our dreams. For me, my dream was already clear: to become a professional hockey player.

  • We Saw It Coming

    As the editor of the New England Hockey Journal points out, the emotions after the last regular season make sense, in hind sight.

  • The Bruins' Reaction

    Pure class

  • Bergy's First Goal

    It all started in 2003…

  • Teammates are Fans Too

    Retired goalie Andrew Raycroft shared a throwback pic and a special message

  • The accolades and Accomplishments

    So much to admire about Patrice Bergeron, the player. Here are just a few:

  • A birthday Present to himself?

    Bergeron celebrated his 38th birthday just yesterday

  • A Boston Legend

    ‘Nuff said

  • Headed to the Hall

    The Hall of Fame is surely in Bergeron’s future, and the Bruins most definitely should retire his jersey. #GOAT

  • Friend of his rivals

    If this doesn’t show you what kind of a human being #37 is, nothing will…

  • "At that Brady Level"

    Facts!

  • Just Because

    Had to share this tweet: (Too cute not to)

  • Patrice Bergeron Day in Boston?

    You’re right. It should be. Everyone, take the day off to watch Bergy reels.

    https://twitter.com/MadeInCanada_eh/status/1683863041421574145

  • Watch the Legend in Action this week on NESN

    Crank up the AC, hang inside the next couple of nights to catch this:

  • Patriots' Mathew Slater Calls Bergeron an "icon"

    Love from across town, and across sports…

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