It has been a tough morning for fans of the Montreal Canadiens, after it was announced that Andrei Markov would not be returning with the club.
After the announcement, the Red-White-and-Blue released a video thanking number 79 for his loyal services throughout the years. The video can be found below:
But Geoff Molson knew that such a decision would need further explanations, which is why he took it upon himself to comment the situation.
As reported by the official Habs website, Molson had the following to say about the beloved Russian player
"On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank Andrei for his great contributions during his 16 seasons as a proud member of the Montreal Canadiens. Arguably one of the best defensemen in franchise history, Andrei was a model of dedication to the great game of hockey. A respected figure around the league and among his teammates, Andrei demonstrated leadership both on and off the ice. Andrei's commitment to our franchise was second to none, proven by his overcoming three serious and potentially career-ending injuries. I would like to wish Andrei the best of luck in the next step of his career, and happiness with his family"
More details to come