Goaltender Jonathan Bernier is ending his professional hockey career after 14 seasons in the NHL.
The 35-year-old athlete made the announcement on Instagram. “There are no words to express my gratitude to all the people who have been part of my hockey journey from day one and without whom this would not have been possible,” he wrote. .
Jonathan Bernier was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2006 draft, 11th overall. He then appeared in 404 NHL games with the Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings and New Jersey Devils. He won the Stanley Cup as a backup goalie for the Kings in 2012.
He missed the entire 2022–23 season with the Devils due to a hip injury; he was then spending the last year of a two-year, US$8.25 million contract. He had been limited to 10 games the previous season.
During his career, Jonathan Bernier compiled a record of 165-163-40 with a 2.78 GAA, 912 save percentage and 18 shutouts. He also appeared in nine playoff games, including five as a starter, posting a 2-5 record.
The Laval native notably represented Canada at the World Junior Championship in 2008, helping his team win gold, and at the World Senior Championship in 2011.
At the junior level, Jonathan Bernier helped the Lewiston Maineiacs win the President’s Cup in 2007 as QMJHL champions.