Patrice Bergeron rumors confirmed and we know why he retired

Published August 1, 2023 at 5:44 PM

The announcement of Patrice Bergeron's retirement, while not surprising, shook the hockey world. We're talking about the potential best defensive forward of all time, which is no mean feat.

Nevertheless, at 38 years of age, some think he could have given hockey another two or three good years. The recent birth of his 4th child could be a reason for his decision, but that wouldn't be the case at all.

It was the injuries that led him to make this decision, which he has been thinking about since January. Patrice has decided to listen to his body, something he has not done throughout his career. He has played with serious injuries on several occasions, including a punctured lung and a dislocated shoulder.

"Patrice Bergeron listened to the opinions of many close to him, but in the end, it was his body that confirmed it was time to retire from professional hockey after enduring the rigors of the NHL for 19 seasons." - Kevin Dubé

He's quite a warrior!

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Patrice Bergeron rumors confirmed and we know why he retired

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