Patrice Bergeron officially announces his plans

The former Bruins captain has seen his name pop up in rumors of a potential return.



While former Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron has been seen skating at local Boston rinks and fueling rumors of a potential comeback for one final kick at the can, he's officially thrown cold water on those rumors and anyone hoping to see him play for Boston one more time. 

"No, it is not happening," Bergeron said. "I'm not making a comeback, not trying to make a comeback."

"Come to our skates ... the rumours would go away pretty quickly," he added with a laugh. "It's a slow pace."

While the Bruins were predicted to take a major step backward this season thanks to the losses of Bergeron along with David Krejci, Tyler Bertuzzi, Dmitri Orlov, Nick Foligno and Taylor Hall, all they've done is once again lead the Eastern Conference in points.

"Very proud,'' Bergeron said of a group that sits first in the Eastern Conference. "I'm not surprised, if I'm being completely honest. I knew they would be more than fine. So much talent and experience and leadership and character in that locker room.''

While Bergeron certainly misses playing professional hockey, he hasn't decided that he's made a mistake by hanging up the skates of playing in the NHL.

"Wish I could play forever,'' he said. "There's no second guessing or thinking, 'Did I do the right thing?'''

"I'm doing the things I've always wanted to do,'' he said. "I'm just enjoying life.''

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Source: Sportsnet