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Francis Bouillon announces retirement

Francis Bouillon, David Desharnais

Francis Bouillon, David Desharnais


Francis Bouillon has retired.

The 39-year-old defenseman made the announcement today via the Montreal Canadiens’ website.

Bouillon finished with 149 points in 776 NHL games for Montreal and Nashville. He also played in 55 playoff games.

Bouillon’s last NHL game was on May 29, 2014 -- a 1-0 Canadiens loss to the Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He played last season in Switzerland.