Breaking: Veteran Goalie calls it a career

BY JULIEN TREKKER    AUGUST 21, 2023  (12:25)
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Ex-Leafs Goaltender Calls it a Career



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Jonathan Bernier, the former NHL goaltender, has officially called it quits and announced his retirement from professional hockey.


On his Instagram account, he shared an emotional post, revealing his gratitude and saying goodbye to the sport that has been an integral part of his life:

"After fourteen years, it's time for me to hang up the pads. I can't thank the @lakings, @mapleleafs, @anaheimducks, @avalanche, @redwings, and @njdevils enough for giving me the opportunity to play in the best league in the world and in front of the best fans in the game. There are no words to express my gratitude to everyone who has been part of my hockey journey since day one; without all of you, I couldn't have done it.

To my lovely wife, kids, and family, thank you for always being by my side through the ups and downs. You have always supported me and helped me achieve my childhood dream, and have been my biggest fans.

Now I'm heading into the next chapter of life - retirement."


In total, Bernier suited up for 403 NHL games, showcasing his goaltending prowess for the Devils, Red Wings, Avalanche, Ducks, Maple Leafs, and Kings. He notably spent three seasons with the Maple Leafs from 2013 to 2016.

Cheers to Bernier on an impressive career, and we wish him all the best as he embarks on this new chapter of life. Enjoy your well-earned retirement!


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