Blake Geoffrion has chosen to retire from hockey. Geoffrion a second -round pick of the Nashville Predators in 2006 is the grandson of Hall of Fame player Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion.
“After suffering an injury in November and taking time to recover and reflect, I have decided to step away from the game of hockey for the time being,” Geoffrion said. “I would like to thank Geoff Molson, Marc Bergevin, the entire Montreal Canadiens organization as well as the Hamilton Bulldogs organization for everything they have done for me. They have been unwavering in their support, professionalism and kindness. I cannot thank them enough.” (cbssports.com)
Blake suffered a severe head injury on November 9, 2012. His head hit the ice on the hit and while he left under his own power, he had suffered a depressed skull fracture that required surgery to repair.
It’s not all sad new for Geoffrion. Only one day after walking away from the game Blake has been hired as a pro-scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
“Anytime you do something for 25 years of your life and it’s snatched away from you, it’s tough,” Geoffrion said, via Rob Mixer of the Blue Jackets. “I’m really excited to join a great organization led by great people. This has made me realize there’s a lot more to life than playing hockey.”(cbssprots.com)
Did you know ? Geoffrion’is the NHL’s first fourth generation player. His great-grandfather Howie Morenz also played in the NHL so did his grandfather Bernie “Boom-Boom” Geoffrion and father Dan Geoffrion .