Jack Edwards to retire from Bruins broadcast team at end of 2023-24 season

The Boston Bruins honoured legendary broadcaster Jack Edwards, who announced his retirement at this season's conclusion, with a pre-game ceremony and a golden stick.

Jack Edwards’ long and legendary run as the voice of the Boston Bruins is set to come to an end at the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, the team announced on Tuesday.

He will continue on the NESN broadcasts until the conclusion of the Bruins’ post-season run.

“I grew up a Bruins fan, and who had more fun than us over the last two decades?” said Edwards. “In collaboration with Bruins and NESN leadership, I recently decided that the time has come for me to finish my shift as the voice of the Boston Bruins. I am no longer able to attain the standards I set for myself, to honour the fans, the players, the Bruins organization and NESN with the best they all deserve.”

“I retire from broadcasting not with a heavy heart, but gratefulness for a 19-year-long joyride,” Edwards continued. “I owe my career, my own pursuit of happiness, to the love and support of my family. I thank every member of the Bruins and NESN for your loyalty, helping me to achieve and live out a lifetime goal, high above the ice.”

The storied play-by-play broadcaster spent 19 years in the booth for Bruins games on NESN but has been covering sports for 45 years, starting in the 1980s at various networks across New England. He would later move on to ESPN in 1991 and end up at NESN in 2005.

“I join the Bruins organization, NESN and hockey fans everywhere in congratulating Jack on an incredible career,” Charlie Jacobs, CEO and alternate governor of the Boston Bruins, said in a press release on Tuesday. “Jack’s voice has been the soundtrack for generations of Bruins fans that have experienced so many incredible moments. His presence has been felt around the globe and he will forever be a part of the Bruins legacy.”

Boston is set to take on either the Toronto Maple Leafs or the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. The Bruins hold a one-point advantage over the second-place Florida Panthers in the Atlantic Division.

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