By Sarah Berkowitz
Simon Gagne, who played 11 of his 14 seasons in the NHL with the Flyers, for whom he recorded 264 goals and 271 assists in 691 regular-season games is retiring as a member of the Boston Bruins.
He won a Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings in 2012.who played on the fourth line at the beginning of last season with the Bruins.
“Today, I want to thank my trainers and teammates,” Gagne said in a news release. “You inspired me to surpass myself. You made me understand that you need more than talent; it takes sacrifice and discipline and you need to work harder than your rivals.
“I also wish to thank my fans. Every evening, you energized me and inspired me to perform.”
After sitting out the 2013-14 season, Gagne was brought in by the Bruins on a training camp invite and was signed to a one-year deal a week into the season. He played on multiple lines for the Bruins, though mostly with Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille on the fourth unit.
Gagne left the team Dec. 10 to be with his father, who was diagnosed with incurable liver cancer. His father died later that month, and in January Gagne decided he would not return to the team.
Gagne played in 23 games in Boston, averaging 11:18 of ice time per game. He had three goals and an assist, finishing his career with 291 goals and 310 assists.