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Geoffrion starting new chapter in life

Former Predator Blake Geoffrion's career was cut short due to a devastating injury that forced him to retire from the game loves. However, he's moved on to a new phase in his life. Here's our story...
Via Smashville 24/7
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Player Interview: Blake Geoffrion

This player interview features Columbus Blue Jackets scout and former Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators forward Blake Geoffrion. Blake has a unique story, being that he is not only the NHL’s first ever 4th generation player, but a 4th generation Hab as well. His great grandfather Howie Morenz was one of the all time great players in Canadiens’ history played in the 20′s...
Via oddmanrush.ca
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets add three to scouting department

Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen today announced the addition of Blake Geoffrion and Bob Halkidis to the clubs pro scouting department, at the same time adding Marshall Davidson as an amateur scout. The announcement comes one day after Geoffrion, the Nashville Predators first pick (56th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, formally retired from the NHL. Geoffrion...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Geoffrion hired by Jackets as scout

Blake Geoffrion has been brought on by the Columbus Blue Jackets as a pro scout, the team announced Tuesday, a day after the former Canadiens forward said he was retiring from the NHL at age 25. Geoffrion had been considering stepping away from hockey due to lingering effects of a skull fracture and concussion sustained during an American Hockey League game in November. He announced...
Via AP on Fox
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Well done, Blake Geoffrion

A quick note on Geoffrion. Too often in sports, excitement overtakes common sense. Athletes regularly come back and play after horrific injuries, risking their futures, and those of their families. As such, I wanted to take a second and say it is refreshing to see Blake Geoffrion step away from the Game. Geoffrion suffered a very serious skull fracture last November, and playing...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Canadiens' Geoffrion retires at 25

Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion is retiring from the NHL at age 25. The young forward had been considering stepping away from hockey due to lingering effects of a skull fracture and concussion sustained during an American Hockey League game in November. He announced his decision on Monday. Geoffrion, the grandson of former Canadiens star Bernie Geoffrion and great-grandson of...
Via AP on Fox
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Canadiens’ Blake Geoffrion Retires at Age 25 After Suffering Head Injury in November

MONTREAL — Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion is retiring from the NHL at age 25. The young forward had been considering stepping away from hockey due to lingering effects of a skull fracture and concussion sustained during an American Hockey League game in November. He announced his decision on Monday. Geoffrion, the grandson of former Canadiens star Bernie Geoffrion and great...
Via NESN.com
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Predator Blake Geoffrion retires from hockey, takes job as scout for Columbus

Photo Credit: Sarah Fuqua Originally drafted by the Predators 56th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Blake Geoffrion has retired from the NHL as a result of injuries sustained during an AHL game with the Syracuse Crunch this past November. The Montreal Canadiens, along with Geoffrion, issued this statement today: ““After suffering an injury in November and taking time to...
Via The Predatorial
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Blake Geoffrion Decides To “Step Away” From Hockey

MONTREAL – Forward Blake Geoffrion issued the following statement Monday, with regards to his decision to retire from professional hockey.        “After suffering an injury in November and taking time to recover and reflect, I have decided to step away from the game of hockey for the time being. I would like to thank Geoff Molson, Marc Bergevin, the entire Montreal Canadiens...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Geoffrion "steps away" from hockey

Nashville's first ever NHL player announced his retirement over Twitter Monday. Blake Geoffrion (@BlakeGeoffrion) tweeted out, "After suffering an injury in November and taking time to recover and reflect, I have decided to step away from the game of hockey for the time being." His injury came while playing in the American League with the Montreal Canadiens'...
Via Fang Faction
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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.  
Via Kukla's Korner
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Blake Geoffrion Considering Retiring From NHL at 25 Years Old, Still Suffering Symptoms from November Brain Injury (Video)

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...
Via NESN.com
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Hockey Guys
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Section 303
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

A Game of Risk

It's been a rough couple of months for Canadiens prospect Blake Geoffrion. While playing for the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs back in November, Geoffrion suffered a devastating head injury after being hit by Syracuse Crunch defenseman Jean-Philippe Cote.  The check was clean, but Geoffrion's head struck Cote's skate as he fell to the ice.  The former Hobey Baker Award...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Today in Lockout Nation: November 13th, 2012

TODAY’S LINKS Defenseman brings toughness to Predators Experts’ picks for Class of 2013 CBA sticking point casts cloud over Hall of Fame induction ceremony NHL lockout: Messages mixed on progress in labour talks  Gill, Hannan praise Hall of Fame class Blake Geoffrion’s father: ‘We’re lucky that he’s alive’ Geoffrion moved out of intensive care Peculiar negotiation...
Via Predneck Nation
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Blake Geoffrion Avoided A Very Serious Injury

from Scott Radley of the Hamilton Spectator, Six hours earlier, they’d settled into their seats in Montreal’s Bell Centre to watch their son play on the family’s ancestral ice. Now it was just after 1 a.m. on Saturday and the doctors had popped out into the waiting room with some knee-buckling news. Surgery had removed a silver dollar-sized chunk of Blake Geoffrion’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Canadiens' Geoffrion has skull-fracture surgery

Montreal Canadiens forward Blake Geoffrion remains in hospital after taking a hit Friday night while playing for the team's American Hockey League affiliate. The NHL club issued a statement Saturday saying the 24-year-old underwent surgery for treatment of a depressed skull fracture and is expected to make a full recovery. Geoffrion, playing for the Hamilton Bulldogs in a game...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Blake Geoffrion Had Surgery On His Head Last Night

from the CP at TSN, Bulldogs forward Blake Geoffrion left the game and was sent to a hospital after a first-period hit by Crunch defenceman Jean-Philippe Cote. Geoffrion was caught with his head down by Cote as he drove along the boards. He was bleeding and holding his hands to his face when he skated off the ice to go to the dressing room. Hamilton coach Sylvain Lefebvre...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Geoffrion re-signs with Habs

Nashville youth hockey player, Blake Geoffrion re-signed with the Montreal Canadiens Monday morning. According to Renaud Lavoie of RDS.ca, the reported two-way contract is one year, $803,250. Contract is done, now time to focus on the season. Happy to be back with the habs where it all started for my family. #7 #5 #20 #57 — Blake Geoffrion (@BlakeGeoffrion) July 16, 2012 Read...
Via Fang Faction
July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 15 moments of the 2011-12 Preds season: #13

This is a multi-part series where we countdown our Top 15 moments of the Nashville Predators’ 2011-12 season.—#13 :: THE 1,000th GAME They may have lost the game 2-1 but, really, the result didn’t matter on this night. The celebrations in the city, on the streets and in the stands on November 12, 2011 were all for the 1,000th regular season game in franchise history.Here was...
Via Section 303
June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Hurricanes 2, Canadiens 1, SO

Eric Staal scored in the shootout to lead the Carolina Hurricanes past the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1 on Thursday night. Chad LaRose scored a power-play goal, and Cam Ward made 30 saves before stopping the Canadiens cold in the tiebreaker to give the Hurricanes their second straight victory and first win in a shootout this season. Blake Geoffrion scored, and Peter Budaj stopped 28...
Via Fox Sports
April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Habs recall fourth-generation legacy Geoffrion

Blake Geoffrion is finally getting a chance to wear the red, white and blue of the Montreal Canadiens.
Via ESPN
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Geoffrion called-up ; Leblanc reassigned

Tweet PRESS RELEASE MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced today that forward Blake Geoffrion has been recalled from the...
Via nhl.com
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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