Patrice Bergeron Speaks On Why He Decided To Retire

Published August 5, 2023 at 9:32

Patrice Bergeron's retirement announcement sent shockwaves through the NHL, but the true reason behind his decision has now come to light.

Bergeron's Retirement Reason

Having graced the league for an impressive two decades, Patrice Bergeron earned the admiration of both Boston Bruins fans and even those who may have rooted against him.

In an interview conducted in French (translated here), the former Bruins captain candidly unveiled the underlying motive for his retirement.

"I've spoken with a lot of people over the past year, I've had several very good conversations with people who had different opinions. What always came back was: "You will know when it's the right time to retire." I've always been someone who listens to their intuition and heart and I felt it was time to move on. Sometimes, the body sends us messages.

My motivation was waning this summer and I felt like I was listening to the signs my body was sending me. I did not miss my workouts and when it had been a while since I had set foot on an ice rink, I did not miss it either. I was waiting to see if the motivation would come back, but it never did."

Bergeron's Future


As Bergeron embarks on a new phase of his life, it's comforting to know that he made this significant decision on his own terms. While his playing days may be over, there is no doubt that we will witness his jersey being raised to TD Garden's rafters in the upcoming year, a fitting tribute to his remarkable career.

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