Major announcement from former Montreal Canadiens player Tomas Plekanec

Published October 28, 2023 at 9:58
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
Tomas Plekanec provided loyal service to the Montreal Canadiens for over 15 years. The native of Kladno, Czech Republic, was a part of many battles with the team, even reaching the milestone of playing his 1000th game with the Canadiens.

Indeed, Marc Bergevin granted him a one-season contract so that he could play his 1000th game in Montreal. Once this achievement was accomplished, they mutually agreed to terminate the contract, and Plekanec returned to the Czech Republic to play alongside Jaromir Jagr.

Now at the age of 40, it was hoped that he could defy the odds and play for a few more years. However, health issues started to significantly slow him down. Eventually, he had to face the reality, and he has just announced his retirement from professional hockey.

Knowing the Canadiens' organization, it wouldn't be surprising if Pleky were to be honored at the Bell Centre in the near future. He is a player who gave a lot to the organization.


In 1001 NHL games, he accumulated 608 points, including 233 goals. The only blemish on his career is his brief stint in Toronto, which lasted 17 games for just two points.

We wish our favorite turtleneck-wearing player a happy retirement, a player who always gave his all for the Habs and exuded class!

IN YOUR OPINION, WILL THE CANADIENS HONOR PLEKANEC AT THE BELL CENTRE?
OCTOBER 28      171 ANSWERS
YES14786 %
NO2414 %
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