Patrice Bergeron announces his retirement from hockey

Patrice Bergeron has announced his retirement from hockey.

The 38-year-old forward of “Boston” addressed the public with a letter in which he announced the end of his playing career.

The Canadian center forward played for the Bruins throughout his NHL career.

Patrice Bergeron made his NHL debut in the 2003/04 season and played 19 seasons in the league in total.

During his career, the striker scored 1040 (427 + 613) points in 1294 matches in the regular season. In the playoffs – 128 (50+78) points in 170 games.

Bergeron won the Stanley Cup once, in 2011.

Also, the hockey player is a two-time Olympic champion – he won gold with the Canadian team at the Games in Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014.

In addition, Bergeron received the Selke Trophy award six times – the best defensive forward in the NHL.