After suffering an injury in November and taking time to recover and reflect, I have decided to step away from the game game of hockey for— Blake Geoffrion (@BlakeGeoffrion) July 15, 2013
the time being. I would like to thank Geoff Molson, Marc Bergevin, the entire Montreal Canadiens organization as well as the Hamilton— Blake Geoffrion (@BlakeGeoffrion) July 15, 2013
Bulldogs organization for everything they have done for me. They have been unwavering in their support, professionalism and kindness.— Blake Geoffrion (@BlakeGeoffrion) July 15, 2013
I cannot thank them enough. Big thanks to all the fans of hockey as well.— Blake Geoffrion (@BlakeGeoffrion) July 15, 2013
The first and likely only fourth generation Montreal Canadiens player, Blake Geoffrion suffered a gruesome injury as a skate hit him in the head after a very hard, legal check. It was a freak accident that caused a depressed skull fracture, and although he appeared okay at first, suffered seizures in the hospital where he was being treated.
Blake's decision to step away from the game is likely a wise one, as he has a degree and will be able to make a life for himself, and the risk of exacerbating his head injury is one not worth taking.
We wish Blake all the luck in the world in his future endeavours.