Former 1st-Round Pick & Stanley Cup Winning Goaltender Announces Retirement

After an accomplished 14-season career in the NHL, 35-year-old goaltender Jonathan Bernier has officially announced his retirement.

His decision follows a journey marked by challenges and triumphs, including a hip injury that kept him out for an entire season.

Notably, Bernier played a significant role in the Los Angeles Kings' 2012 Stanley Cup victory, showcasing his resilience and skill.

Throughout his career, Bernier's presence was felt across various teams, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, and New Jersey Devils.

Despite the setbacks, he compiled a solid record of 165 wins, 18 shutouts, a 2.77 goals-against average, and a .912 save percentage over 404 regular-season games.

His retirement announcement, filled with gratitude, reflects the deep appreciation he holds for his supporters and the opportunities he had in the NHL.

As he steps away from professional hockey, Jonathan Bernier leaves behind a legacy of dedication and contribution.

His ability to excel under pressure, as seen in his pivotal Stanley Cup-winning role, and his unwavering commitment to the sport will be remembered by fans, fellow players, and the hockey community, marking the end of a strong chapter in the world of hockey. Photo Credit:  Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports