Jeff Petry has just reacted to his trade to the Penguins and the comments are numerous

Published July 17, 2022 at 1:20 PM

This is the big news of the weekend for the Montreal Canadiens so far, Kent Hughes finally traded defenseman Jeff Petry to the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday in exchange for Mike Matheson and a pick. (Ryan Poehling follows him)

Remember that Petry asked to be traded, to the United States.

A few hours after the official announcement, here's the guy who is now a former Habs defenseman just reacted via Instagram, as reported by my colleague Keven Mawn.

See his powerful post, which he just published:

Montréal, thank you for the last 7 years!

To the Molson family & entire Canadiens organization, thank you for giving me & my family the opportunity to be part of such a storied franchise! I will forever be grateful I was able to wear that sweater with such pride, and my family was able to be a small part of an incredible franchise.

All the memories made over the years will stay with us forever & the last 8 seasons will always be a special part of my hockey career that shaped me into the player & teammate I am now.

To the passionate fans of the bleu, blanc & rouge, thank you for giving your heart & soul to this organization even through its ups & downs, and making it one of the best markets to play in.

To all the individuals outside of the hockey world but within the Montréal community that our family got to know, thank you for making MTL a home away from home for us! From neighbors, to babysitters, to people within our kids' schools, the restaurant community, other small business owners, and many more- thank you for making our time there that much more memorable.

To all the coaches, support staff, equipment and medical staff, thank you for not only helping me get better every day, but believing in me & supporting me during my time in Montréal!

And lastly, to my teammates, my brothersgoing to miss you guys & all the times we had together!


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Jeff Petry has just reacted to his trade to the Penguins and the comments are numerous

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