Boston Bruins Legend Patrice Bergeron Announces Retirement

The Patrice Bergeron era with the Boston Bruins has officially come to a close, as the 38-year-old has announced his retirement. 

Bergeron spent the entirety of his 19-year career as a Bruin and cemented himself as one of the top players in their history. In 1,294 career games with the Bruins, he posted 427 goals, 613 assists, and 1,040 points. 

Although Bergeron put together a strong career offensively, he cemented himself as a star because of his elite two-way play. His defensive prowess led to him winning the Selke Trophy an NHL record six times over his fantastic career, with his most recent win coming this past season. 

Bergeron was also a major contributor to the Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup-winning team. In terms of his individual achievements, Bergeron won the NHL Plus-Minus Award (2012), King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2013), NHL Foundation Player Award (2014), and Mark Messier Leadership Award (2021). 

The NHL will miss Bergeron, as he was always noted for being one of the most respectful players in the sport. He put together a truly excellent career. Here's to hoping he has the happiest of retirements!

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