Boston center Patrice Bergeron’s announcement Tuesday that he is retiring after 19 seasons with the Bruins spawned tributes from around the NHL.
One came from Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who competed against — and, occasionally, with — Bergeron throughout their time together in pro hockey.
In a statement released by the Penguins, Crosby said:
“It’s been a pleasure to compete against you and a special honor to be your teammate over the years. Your achievements speak for themselves, but the person you are is what stands out the most. For anyone who has played with or against you, there isn’t a better example to follow. Congratulations on a remarkable career and enjoy the next chapter, mon ami!”