Charlie McAvoy releases a emotional statement regarding Bergeron

JUL 30, 2023   |   BY HUNTER BOWMAN
As the news of Patrice Bergeron's retirement reverberated through the hockey world, his Boston Bruins teammates couldn't help but share their favorite memories of the legendary captain.

Among them, Charlie McAvoy, a stalwart on the team's defensive core, fondly recalled Bergeron's unparalleled acting skills.

"He had this Elmo costume, and the joy he brought to the guys in the room was unmatched," McAvoy said in a team-provided video. "I don't think anyone can recreate what he did. That's what I'll miss the most."

In the video tribute, Bergeron is seen donning the Elmo outfit, embodying the beloved Sesame Street character with gusto, bringing laughter to the whole team.

Having played alongside Bergeron for six seasons since being drafted by the Bruins in 2016, McAvoy understands the void left by the veteran's departure.

As discussions about the next team captain loom on the horizon, McAvoy emerges as a strong contender.

Having served as alternate captain under Bergeron's leadership, McAvoy's dedication and leadership on and off the ice make him a natural choice to carry on the Bruins' storied captaincy tradition.

Source: Nesn