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Blake Geoffrion | Center | #57

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
College: WIsconsin
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (56) / NAS

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Blake Geoffrion is no longer serving as a scout with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Geoffrion will instead work for an executive recruiting firm's sports practice department. He had his playing career cut short after being hospitalized with a depressed skull fracture. Wed, Jun 4, 2014 06:47:00 PM

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Blake Geoffrion has accepted a position as a pro scout with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Geoffrion retired at the age of 25 after his 2012-13 campaign was cut short when he was hospitalized with a depressed skull fracture. "It's definitely tough to think about never playing again," Geoffrion said. "But it's bittersweet, because I'm excited about this, the next chapter, the next opportunity. I can't wait to get started. I've always followed depth charts, and I've always kept track of the players in this league, what they can and can't do. It's definitely a passion of mine, and I'm excited to join the Blue Jackets."
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Blake Geoffrion has officially announced his retirement.

Geoffrion's NHL career was cut short when he was hospitalized with a depressed skull fracture. He recently participated in the Nashville Predators' development camp, but he's still decided to take a step back from hockey. "I would like to thank Geoff Molson, Marc Bergevin, the entire Montreal Canadiens organization as well as the Hamilton Bulldogs organization for everything they have done for me. They have been unwavering in their support, professionalism and kindness. I cannot thank them enough," said Geoffrion.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Blake Geoffrion is participating in the Nashville Predators' development camp.

Geoffrion is an unrestricted free agent after completing his one-year contract with Montreal. His 2012-13 campaign was cut short when he was hospitalized with a depressed skull fracture. At one point he considered retiring, but he has fortunately recovered. It wouldn't be surprising if the Predators decide to sign him to a two-way contract this summer.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 09:00:00 AM

Blake Geoffrion is considering retiring from hockey, according to the Montreal Canadiens.

Geoffrion was hospitalized with a depressed skull fracture on Nov. 9 and unfortunately his medical condition isn't showing signs of improvement. He's a former Hobey Baker Award winner and had four goals and six points in 10 AHL games this season before sustaining the injury. We wish him the best of luck in his recovery.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 06:55:00 PM

Blake Geoffrion, who suffered a skull fracture back on Nov. 9, met with the media prior to Montreal's game against Boston on Wednesday.

"I'm getting better every day," he said. "I know in my heart I'll come back from this. I'll do whatever I have to do to come back to play the game. I miss the game dearly." He is scheduled to meet with the club's doctors Thursday to map out the next step in his recovery. There is no timetable for his return though.
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 08:09:00 AM

Blake Geoffrion issued a statement to thank some people and give an update on his recovery from a head injury.

Geoffrion had surgery for a depressed skull fracture sustained during an AHL game on Nov. 9. "I want to sincerely thank all fans, friends, family members and everyone from the hockey world for the incredible support I have received," Geoffrion said. "I was cleared by the neurosurgeon and the Club’s medical staff to return home for a 3-week period of complete rest. I am very happy to be home for Thanksgiving. I would like to thank Dr. Mulder and the Club’s medical staff, as well as the entire medical personnel at the Montreal General Hospital for their extraordinary care. I am very grateful to Geoff Molson and Marc Bergevin for the unrelenting support they have shown myself and the members of my family. I also wish to thank all members of the media for respecting this healing period."
Thu, Nov 22, 2012 12:15:00 PM

Blake Geoffrion has been released from the hospital.

Geoffrion had surgery for a depressed skull fracture after sustaining the injury on Friday. He can't doing any heavy lifting yet, but he's already capable of taking long walks. He's going to see the Canadiens’ head team physician and chief surgeon at some point next week.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 01:11:00 PM

Blake Geoffrion's father, Danny, spoke with the The Tennessean on Monday after his son's frightening injury on Friday in which he sustained a depressed skull fracture.

He was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery following a hip-check that sent him into the air. "Parts of the skull had gotten into the brain," Danny said. "So they cleaned all that out, and took care of the little bleeding he did have, which was another major thing. He was very, very lucky." Blake was removed from intensive care on Sunday and after a scary weekend he appears to be doing better. "He's doing OK, he's a little raspy, not taking any calls or anything like that because of the tube that they had to insert in his throat made everything raw," Danny said. "But he's in good spirits and tells everybody think you for all the emails, tweets and texts." We wish him all the best in his recovery.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 04:05:00 PM

Blake Geoffrion, who suffered a depressed skull fracture on Friday after a clean hit, was moved from intensive care at the Montreal General Hospital into a regular room Sunday morning.

This is good news as it shows he is on the path to recovery. Geoffrion was leveled by a Jean-Philippe Cote hip-check that caused his head to hit the ice. Lucky for him his helmet stayed on but he did suffer a laceration from the skate of Cote. He underwent surgery that lasted roughly two hours and the Canadiens announced Saturday afternoon that doctors expect him to make a complete recovery. We'll keep you posted on his status.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 10:24:00 AM

Blake Geoffrion suffered a skull fracture during an AHL game on Friday and required surgery.

Fortunately Geoffrion is now in stable condition. He's expected to make a full recovery, according to the Montreal Canadiens, but he's currently in intensive care. He suffered the injury when he fell due to a clean hip-check from Jean-Philippe Cote. After the game Cote tweeted, "All my thoughts are going towards Blake Geoffrion. I really wish him a quick recovery."
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 08:00:00 PM

Montreal prospect Blake Geoffrion will be out of action indefinitely due to a head and upper body injury sustained in Friday night's AHL contest between Hamilton and Syracuse.

He was clipped in the head by a skate and had to be taken to hospital where surgery was performed. The good news is that it appears Geoffrion will be OK. He will just not be playing hockey in the near future. Geoffrion is one of the Bulldogs' leading scorers with six points in 10 games.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 11:08:00 AM

Blake Geofrrion potted two goals for the Hamilton Bulldogs in a 4-3 win over the Rochester Americans Saturday.

Geoffrion is off to a great start with the Bulldogs this season with six points in eight games. Geoffrion is a smart player that brings enough qualities to be a good injury-call up for the Habs in a bottom-six role. The former Hobey Baker Award was one of Nashville's top prospects, but hasn't lived up to expectations. He is looking for a fresh start with the Habs.
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 09:55:00 AM

Blake Geofrrion scored a goal and added an assist for the Hamilton Bulldogs in a 2-1 win over the Abbottsford Heat Sunday.

In six contests so far during the AHL season, Geoffrion has two goals and two assists, proving that he still has the talent that made him one of the Predators top prospects after being drafted by the club. He's trying to start fresh with the Canadiens and should have an opportunity to do so.
Sun, Oct 28, 2012 08:00:00 PM

Blake Geoffrion potted a goal in Hamilton's win Saturday night.

The center was acquired from the Predators in the Hall Gill trade last February. He was one of Nashville's top prospects, but hasn't lived up to expectations. Geoffrion had two points in 13 games with Montreal last season. Time is running out for him to fulfill his early-career hype, and perhaps a good start in the AHL could get him on track again. Aaron Palushaj also had a marker and fired seven shots on goal.
Sat, Oct 13, 2012 10:20:00 PM

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