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Blake Geoffrion has about as much hockey credibility as any player, ever. Not only is he just the fourth NHL player ever to come out out of the American South, he’s also the first fourth-generation player in league history — in fact, a trade last year sent him to the Canadiens, where his father, grandfather and great-grandfather all played, as well. Geoffrion also won the 2010 Hobey Baker Award, hockey’s equivalent of the Heisman. And, now, his career may be over. Back in November, waiting out the NHL lockout in the AHL and playing for the Hamilton Bulldogs, Geoffrian took a legal, clean check from the Syracuse Crunch’s Jean-Philippe Cote, and crashed into the boards and Cote’s skate. Although Geoffrion was able to shake off the blood-drawing hit and skate off the ice, later at the hospital things turned bad. The 25-year-old started convulsing, doctors discovered brain damage and removed pieces of his skull in an emergency surgery to treat swelling. Four months later Geoffrion is st...

Montreal Canadiens Spotlight: Blake Geoffrion considering retirement

Rich Lam / Getty Images   By James Stephan (@J_Habs)  The Montreal Canadiens released a statement on the condition of Blake Geoffrion on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013. The club explained there was no improvement on Blake`s condition since the injury, and many reports have linked the young forward to be seriously contemplating retirement. It was reported earlier by ESPN columnist...

Former Badger Blake Geoffrion retiring from NHL

To many Badger fans the name Blake Geoffrion brings smiles to their faces. He was arguably one of the most popular players of the past decade or so. It's hard not to like the 2010 Hobey Baker Award winner and was one of three captains on the national runner up team that season. Needless to say he had a bright future ahead of him in the NHL.  However, that once bright future...

Geoffrion upheld his family’s legacy, gave young Middle Tennessee hockey players a dream…

According to ESPN’s John Buccigross, former Nashville Predators forward Blake Geoffrion has decided to retire from the sport at just 25 years old. Geoffrion, a Brentwood, Tennessee, native, became the first NYHL player to ever make the National Hockey League. In doing so, he gave young Middle Tennessee hockey players an example that you don’t have to be from Canada, Minnesota...

Video- Blake Geoffrion’s Hockey Career Appears To Be Over

Such a sad ending to a hockey career that had yet to reach its full potential.  
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