Patrice Bergeron Reveals The Real Reason Why He Retired

Published August 5, 2023 at 4:44 PM

Last month marked the official end of an era as Boston Bruins' veteran forward, Patrice Bergeron, decided to retire after the 2022-23 season.

Although the regular season saw a record-breaking 65 victories, the Bruins were surprisingly eliminated in 7 games by the Florida Panthers in Round 1 of the playoffs.

Bergeron's emotional postgame moment with teammates and fans at TD Garden left a lasting impression, highlighting his class and defensive prowess as one of the NHL's finest forwards.

In a recent interview, Bergeron shared that his body's signals led him to retire:

"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."

Happy retirement Bergy!
August 5   |   43 answers
Patrice Bergeron Reveals The Real Reason Why He Retired

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