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Patrice Bergeron reveals what team he wanted to play for

JUL 27, 2023   |   BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
In a heartfelt announcement earlier this week, the legendary forward of the Boston Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, declared his retirement from professional hockey, marking the end of an illustrious 19-year career in the NHL.

In a touching press release shared through the official Bruins' team website, Bergeron disclosed his fondness for another jersey, one that he cherished as much as Boston's - the revered Canadian jersey. Throughout his career, Bergeron proudly donned the Team Canada colors on numerous occasions, representing his nation at the highest level of international competition.

"There is only one other jersey that I ever wanted to wear, and that is the Canadian jersey,"
Bergeron stated emphatically.

For Canadian hockey fans, Bergeron has been a true icon over the past 10-15 years, playing a pivotal role in various national teams' successes. His contributions were instrumental in securing back-to-back gold medals at the Olympics, a triumphant World Cup of Hockey title in 2016, as well as prestigious gold medals at the World Junior and World Championship events.


Moreover, Bergeron's exceptional achievements have earned him membership in the esteemed Triple Gold Club, a testament to his unparalleled dedication and skill.

One remarkable aspect of Bergeron's career is his unique feat in IIHF history. He holds the distinction of being the only player to win a World Championship gold medal before securing a World Junior gold medal, a remarkable accomplishment that showcases his exceptional talent from a young age.

While Boston Bruins enthusiasts will undoubtedly miss the sight of Bergeron gracing the ice with his unwavering passion and skill, Canadian hockey fans, too, will feel the void left by the departure of one of the game's all-time great two-way centers.

His remarkable performances on the international stage, particularly his pivotal role in clinching gold in Vancouver and Sochi, will forever be etched in the hearts of hockey enthusiasts across the nation.



Source: bladeofsteel
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