Boston Bruins color commentator Jack Edwards at the 2019 Stanley Cup final
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Jack Edwards announces retirement from broadcasting for Boston Bruins

Published April 16, 2024 at 5:23 PM

Boston Bruins color commentator Jack Edwards has become one of the most notorious broadcasters in the NHL with his massive homer bias for the team. Today though, he announced that he will be retiring after this season.

Edwards has been working the broadcast booth for the Bruins longer than some fans of the team have been alive. He's been around nearly two decades with the club, where he developed a love him or hate him reputation. Bruins fans, of course, loved him, while other fan bases loved to make fun of his biased calls. In his statement, Edwards revealed that he believes he is no longer physically capable of providing the level of commentary he wants to and that is why he is stepping away from the role.

W/ "gratefulness" & "a heavy heart" Jack Edwards announces his retirement from broadcasting at the end of this season: "I am no longer able to attain the standards I set for myself, to honor the fans, the players, the Bruins organization and NESN with the best they all deserve.»

My mistake. Jack said "not with a heavy heart" but with "gratefulness" «I retire from broadcasting not with a heavy heart, but gratefulness for a 19-year-long joyride. I owe my career, my own pursuit of happiness, to the love and support of my family."

Edwards turned 67 earlier this season, a common age of retirement for people in 'normal' jobs. While broadcasters often go above and beyond out of their love for the sport, it is understandable that he would want to spend more time attending personal matters in his golden years. He made sure to thank everyone in his statement as well.

"I thank every member of the Bruins and NESN for your loyalty, helping me to achieve and live out a lifetime goal, high above the ice."

We are wishing Edwards the best in retirement as he enters this new chapter of his life. He certainly left his mark on the NHL and will not be forgotten.
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