Rob Gronkowski is pumped for playoff hockey.

The recently retired Patriots tight end waved the honorary flag as the Bruins banner captain prior to Game 2 vs. the Maple Leafs. But before that, he chatted with one of the NBC Sports Boston Camera Guys about his excitement for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and growing up playing hockey in Buffalo.

He also gave a "we'll see what happens" when asked about coming out of retirement to join the Patriots in November. That's not a no, for those keeping track. . .

Watch Gronk speak publicly for the first time since announcing his retirement in the video above.

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