Pierre-Édouard Bellemare celebrating with teammates
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The flying frenchman: Pierre-Édouard Bellemare wants to keep playing

Published April 21, 2024 at 6:27 PM

Kraken forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare is poised to keep pushing forward even after reaching the impressive milestone of 700 games.

«I'm still enjoying every single day. I mean, 700, yeah it's a benchmark"
Bellemare comments.

The seasoned 39-year-old NHL veteran forward displayed his prowess by netting 4 goals, assisting 3 times, and boasting a +4 rating in 40 games this season for the Seattle Kraken. Despite his numbers in recent seasons not shining as brightly, the French hockey player remains resolute in his conviction that he can still make significant contributions to the team, proving that his journey is far from over.

At 39 years old, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare of the Seattle Kraken continues to defy the odds and showcase his enduring talent on the ice. With each game, Bellemare reaffirms that age is merely a number in the fast-paced world of the NHL.

"At the end of the day, I'm not planning on retiring, so if it doesn't happen this year, it will be at another point. And if it takes me 80 more games to pick up whatever's left it will be what it is."

But perhaps what truly sets Bellemare apart is his unwavering determination and passion for the game. Despite his age, he approaches each game with the same level of intensity and drive as he did in his rookie year. Bellemare's commitment to excellence and his relentless work ethic are an inspiration to teammates and fans alike.

As Bellemare continues to prove, age may bring wisdom, but it doesn't diminish skill. In a league where youth often reigns supreme, Bellemare stands tall as living proof that with dedication, perseverance, and a love for the game, anything is possible. So long as Bellemare is lacing up his skates, it's clear that his journey in the NHL is far from over.
April 21   |   101 answers
The flying frenchman: Pierre-Édouard Bellemare wants to keep playing

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