April 5, 2012; Raleigh, NC, USA; Montreal Canadiens center Blake Geoffrion (57) is congratulated by the bench after his 2nd period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC center. The Hurricanes defeated the Canadiens 2-1 in the shoot out. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens Prospect Blake Geoffrion Announces Retirement

Former Montreal Canadien forward Blake Geoffrion has announced via twitter, his retirement from hockey, at the age of 23.

Geoffrion sustained a horrible injury in November, while a member of the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs, suffering a skull fracture in a collision at the Bell Centre.

Geoffrion was a second round pick of the Nashville Predators in 2006, and became a member of the Canadiens organization in a trade that sent Hal Gill to Nashville. He showed plenty of scoring touch at the AHL level, scoring 19 points in 18 games with the Bulldogs in parts of two seasons.

Blake was a fourth generation Montreal Canadien, his father Danny, grandfather Bernie “Boom Boom”, and his great grandfather Howie Morenz, all having played for the Canadiens as well.

Blake graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2010, where he scored 114 points in his four year college career.

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