Patrice Bergeron
Professional Canadian ice hockey player
Patrice Bergeron
Patrice Bergeron-Cleary is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and alternate captain currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played junior with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for one full season before being selected 45th overall by the Bruins in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He made the immediate jump from junior to the NHL after his draft and joined the Bruins in 2003–04.
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Marchand proud of "character showed" after dominant performance
Yahoo News - 4 months
COLUMBUS -- With Patrice Bergeron out of the lineup with injury, it might have been a pretty easy time for the Bruins to pack it in once they fell down by a couple of goals. If it was last season during one of the more interminably hopeless stretches of hockey for the Black and Gold, then that might have absolutely happened. Instead Brad Marchand stepped up with his partner-in-crime missing from the ice, and led the Bruins to a 6-3 comeback win where he posted five points for just the second time in a career that’s taken off over the last couple of seasons.
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Canada stage late comeback to win World Cup
Yahoo News - 5 months
By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada scored two late goals to claim a nervy 2-1 win over Team Europe and complete a series sweep of the World Cup of Hockey final on Thursday, confirming their status as the sport's undisputed superpower. With the game heading towards overtime, Brad Marchand scored a shorthanded goal with 44 seconds left, about two minutes after Patrice Bergeron had tied the game on the powerplay, as Canada took the best-of-three series 2-0. "We didn't want it to go to a Game Three, anything can happen in one game," said Canadian captain and tournament MVP Sidney Crosby.
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First blood to Canada as Europe downed in World Cup of Hockey final
Yahoo News - 5 months
Brad Marchand celebrated his $49 million eight-year deal with the Boston Bruins and helped power Canada to a 3-1 victory over Europe in the opening game of the World Cup of Hockey final series. Marchand on Tuesday contributed a goal and an assist just a day after inking his contract extension with the Bruins to snuff out speculation of a possible move to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Steven Stamkos and Patrice Bergeron scored Canada's other goals against a Europe side who dug deep and caused problems for the hosts.
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Observations from the Blackhawks' 4-2 loss to the Bruins
Chicago Times - 12 months
An early goal by the Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron put the Hawks on their heels and they never recovered in having their two-game winning streak snapped. Bergeron and teammate Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist, Loui Eriksson and Ryan Spooner also scored and Tuukka Rask was solid in goal for...
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Bourque helps Bruins alumni defeat Canadiens -
Google News - about 1 year Bourque helps Bruins alumni defeat Canadiens Ray Bourque scored a shootout goal when the Boston Bruins defeated the Montreal Canadiens at the 2016 Winter Classic Alumni game presented by Molson at Gillette Stadium. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ray Bourque scored 410 goals in his 22-year NHL ... Buckley: NHL Winter Classic one of the best events in sportsBoston Herald 2016 Winter Classic preview: Canadiens vs. BruinsSports Illustrated Winter Classic Notes: Mark Recchi's Son Loves Patrice Bergeron; PK Talks -ESPN -The Boston Globe all 495 news articles »
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Bruins depleted but in upbeat mood to host Winter Classic
Yahoo News - about 1 year
(Reuters) - The Boston Bruins are confident they can cope with a depleted lineup on Friday when they become the first team to host the Winter Classic for a second time, in a matchup with longtime rivals the Montreal Canadiens. The Bruins will be without injured Czech center David Krejci and suspended forward Brad Marchand for the showpiece outdoor contest at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, home of the National Football League's New England Patriots. "It's about everyone stepping up and helping out in whatever way possible," Bruins All-Star center Patrice Bergeron told reporters after team practice on Thursday.
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Bruins end slide vs. Canadiens before Winter Classic -
Google News - about 1 year Bruins end slide vs. Canadiens before Winter Classic Instead of fielding questions about how they can't beat the Montreal Canadiens leading up to the Winter Classic, the Boston Bruins might have earned themselves some peace of mind with a 3-1 win Wednesday. MONTREAL -- It's difficult to put too much ... Bergeron passes Schmidt, Bruins beat Canadiens 3-1Yahoo Sports Bruins use third-period surge to beat Canadiens: 3 things to Patrice Bergeron passes Milt Schmidt, Bruins beat CanadiensUSA TODAY Boston Herald -Reuters all 140 news articles »
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Ryan Spooner, Patrice Bergeron lift Bruins over Islanders - USA TODAY
Google News - over 1 year
USA TODAY Ryan Spooner, Patrice Bergeron lift Bruins over Islanders USA TODAY NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Bruins have been streaky so far this season. A steady Tuukka Rask would be a nice stabilizer. Rask made 36 saves, Ryan Spooner and Patrice Bergeron scored and the Bruins beat the New York Islanders 2-1 on Sunday night ... Spooner, Bergeron lift Bruins over Islanders 2-1Yahoo Sports Rask backstops Bruins to win over IslesReuters Boston Bruins edge New York Islanders behind Tukka Rask's 36 all 67 news articles »
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Bergeron, Kopitar, Toews named Selke finalists
USA Today - almost 2 years
Patrice Bergeron, Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Toews were finalists last season           
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Bergeron, Toews, Kopitar named Selke Trophy finalists
Fox News - almost 2 years
New York, NY ( - Boston's Patrice Bergeron, Chicago's Jonathan Toews and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for the Frank J
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Boston Bruins: Best line combinations going forward
isports web - almost 2 years
With just four regular season games remaining, the Boston Bruins control their own destiny in the Eastern Conference playoff push. Currently sitting at 93 points, the Bruins are tied with the Detroit Red Wings for third in the Atlantic Division (Detroit has a game in hand) and three points up on the Ottawa Senators for the East’s final wildcard position. Boston plays it’s last regular season home game Saturday night against Toronto, before finishing off with road games in Washington, Florida and Tampa Bay. With the playoffs approaching, Boston is finally starting to get healthy, as the previous week saw the returns of David Krejci and Brett Connolly to the lineup and head coach Claude Julien has stated he hopes defenseman Dougie Hamilton will be back with the team before the end of the regular season. With a finally healthy roster, isportsweb gives you the best Bruins lines heading into April: Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson There is absolutely no reason to break up th ...
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Boston Bruins: Come away with one vs. Ducks
isports web - almost 2 years
The Boston Bruins lost to the Anaheim Ducks this past Thursday night by a score of 3-2. For the Bruins a win was vital, however they failed to pull this off, and settled for a one point gain as a result of overtime play. This is not how the game should’ve ended though. The Bruins were winning 2-1 in the final minute of regular time when Corey Perry scored to push the game to overtime. Overtime went on for just over three minutes and then it ended, Ryan Getzlaf scored the game winner, the Bruins walked away with one point, while the Ducks walked away with two. The worst part about this game was that the Bruins actually out-played the Ducks. This was one of the first games in a while where, for the most part, the defense looked well, Rask played good in net, and the offense maintained their fair share of puck control. The first period would end scoreless as both goalies, Craig Anderson and Tuukka Rask, played lights out in net. This is surprising considering the two penalties taken b ...
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Bruins Drub Senators as Olympians Get a Tuneup
NYTimes - about 3 years
The Olympians Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and Loui Eriksson had key roles in a 7-2 rout as Boston won for the ninth time in 11 games.
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National Hockey League Game Capsules
Fox News - about 3 years
Uniondale, NY ( - Brad Marchand led the way with a goal and three assists, as Boston bested the New York Islanders, 6-3, at Nassau Coliseum. Patrice Bergeron contributed a score and two helpers for the Bruins, who showed no signs of slowing down from a 6-1 thrashing of the Flyers on Saturday and won for the fourth time in their last five. Reilly Smith, Loui Eriksson, Zdeno Chara and Carl Soderberg added markers to back a 34-save performance from Chad Johnson. Kyle Okposo scored and assisted on two more tallies for the Islanders, who have dropped three straight and five of their last eight. Michael Grabner and Frans Nielsen lit the lamp in defeat. Kevin Poulin was yanked after yielding six goals on 26 shots in 48-plus minutes. Evgeni Nabokov saw his first action since being activated from injured reserve, stopping the only shot faced the rest of the way.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Patrice Bergeron
  • 2014
    Age 28
    Bergeron won his second gold medal with Team Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details Bergeron, Sidney Crosby, and Jonathan Toews joined Scott Niedermayer in being the only players to have two Olympic Gold Medals, a Stanley Cup, a World Junior Hockey Championship, and a World Championship.
    As Bergeron continued play with the Bruins for the 2014-2015 season, on February 23, 2015, Bergeron recorded his 200th career goal as the Boston Bruins defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2.
    More Details Hide Details Patrice Bergeron, who has played his entire NHL career as a member of the Boston Bruins since they drafted him in the second round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, is the 17th player in franchise history to score 200 or more career goals for the club.
  • 2013
    Age 27
    In the following 2013–14 season, Bergeron reached the 30-goal mark for the second time in his career, achieving a total of 30 goals and 32 assists, and was a major factor as the Bruins won the Presidents' Trophy.
    More Details Hide Details For his performance in the regular season, Bergeron was awarded his second career Frank J. Selke Trophy, as well as the NHL Foundation Player Award. He was named as the cover athlete for the NHL 15 video game in the same ceremony.
    The Bruins re-signed Bergeron to an eight-year contract extension worth $52 million ($6.5 million per year) on July 12, 2013.
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    After finishing second in Selke Trophy voting for the shortened 2013 season, Bergeron turned in a heroic playoff performance which included the tying and game winning goals against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of Round 1, and the overtime winner in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
    More Details Hide Details Bergeron also became renowned in the hockey world for displaying his toughness when, in the Stanley Cup Finals, he played through a punctured lung, separated shoulder, broken rib and a broken nose.
  • 2012
    Age 26
    After the close of the 2012 NHL playoffs, even with the Bruins team eliminated in the first round by the Washington Capitals, Bergeron's constant defensive efforts on the ice earned him the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward for the entire 2011–12 NHL season.
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  • 2011
    Age 25
    Bergeron became the 26th member of the Triple Gold Club on June 15, 2011, with the Bruins when they won the team's sixth Stanley Cup.
    More Details Hide Details He scored two goals in Game 7 of the series, including the game (and series) winner. On the Stanley Cup, Bergeron is listed by his birth name, Patrice Bergeron-Cleary.
    On June 1, 2011, with the Boston Bruins, Alexandre Burrows allegedly bit Bergeron's finger.
    More Details Hide Details No penalty was called and the league did not fine or suspend Burrows because the alleged bite was not supported by any evidence except video of Burrows biting Bergeron's glove while his hand was still inside it and bite marks on Bergeron's finger.
    Bergeron was once again concussed after a hit from Claude Giroux on May 6, 2011, in Game 4 of the second round in the 2011 playoffs.
    More Details Hide Details It is believed to be a mild concussion that kept him out of the beginning of the third round of the playoffs.
    Bergeron was named the NHL's First Star of the Month and was twice named First Star of the Week in January 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Bergeron has been in two post-season fights in his entire NHL career, on April 18, 2009, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals. Josh Gorges reached out and hit Bergeron in the jaw, and Bergeron retaliated by pummeling Gorges with two huge left punches. This was a seen as a huge motivator for the series. The second came on June 1, 2013, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. He and Evgeni Malkin began squaring off at center ice, leading to Malkin knocking off Bergeron's helmet before they both threw off their gloves to fight. The two continued to throw blows even while referees attempted to separate them.
    The following season, Bergeron scored his first career NHL hat-trick in a Bruins victory over the Ottawa Senators on January 11, 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 24
    During the 2010 playoffs, he scored four goals and added seven assists for 11 points in 14 games.
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  • 2009
    Age 23
    On December 30, 2009, Bergeron was selected to play for Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
    More Details Hide Details He was the only player selected who did not receive an invitation to the selection camp earlier in the summer. Many commentators predicted Bergeron would play on a line with Crosby due to his previous experience with him at the World Juniors and World Championships but he ended up as the 13th forward due to a groin injury obtained in Canada's first game. He played primarily on the penalty kill and in defensive-zone faceoffs. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Bergeron played for HC Lugano and competed for Canada at the 2013 Spengler Cup, along with teammate at the time, Tyler Seguin. Canada took gold in the event, and Bergeron scored the first goal in the first minute of a 7–2 Canada rout over HC Davos, and added three assists.
    In 2009–10, Bergeron scored 52 points while playing on a line with winger Mark Recchi.
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    In the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, Bergeron recorded his first career fighting major in an altercation with Montreal's Josh Gorges.
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  • 2008
    Age 22
    Two months later, in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes on December 20, 2008, Bergeron collided with opposing defenceman, and future Bruin, Dennis Seidenberg, suffering another concussion.
    More Details Hide Details He lay face down on the ice while being attended to by team trainers and eventually left the ice under his own power. He was released from the hospital the day after the collision and placed on injured reserve. (Seidenberg and Bergeron later became teammates on the Bruins after a trade for Byron Bitz to the Florida Panthers in 2010 to get Seidenberg.) Bergeron returned after being sidelined for a month and completed the season with 39 points in 64 games.
    He returned to action with the Bruins for the team's pre-season opening game on September 22, 2008, against the Montreal Canadiens, an 8–3 victory played in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    More Details Hide Details After the 2008–09 season began, Bergeron scored his first goal since his concussion on October 23, 2008, in a 4–2 home game loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
    In June 2008, Bergeron was reported as being symptom-free during off-season training.
    More Details Hide Details He participated in the Bruins' summer development camp (typically for Bruins prospects) with Fernandez, before joining the Bruins' main training camp.
    In March 2008, he started preliminary on-ice practice with Bruins goaltender Manny Fernandez, who was himself recovering from knee surgery.
    More Details Hide Details He steadily progressed into full-contact practices in early-April, aiming for a playoff return against the Montreal Canadiens in the opening round; he was held back by team doctors.
    On January 19, 2008, the Boston Globe reported that he had been sent on a vacation by Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli and that he would likely sit out for the remainder of the season as his recovery had regressed.
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  • 2007
    Age 21
    Bergeron was once again invited to play for Canada in the 2007 World Championships.
    More Details Hide Details He declined, citing that he wanted to recover from injuries suffered during the NHL season.
    After recording three goals and four assists in the first ten games of the 2007–08 season, Bergeron suffered a season-ending head injury during a game on October 27, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Checked from behind by Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Randy Jones, Bergeron hit his head on the end-boards, knocking him unconscious. He lay motionless on the ice for several minutes before being wheeled off on a stretcher and taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a broken nose and a grade-three concussion. Jones received a two-game suspension from the NHL. Bergeron made his first public statements regarding the injury on November 8, saying that he would not take any legal action and that Jones had tried to contact him to apologize.
  • 2006
    Age 20
    Bergeron made his second appearance at the World Championships in 2006 and was reunited on a line with World Junior teammate Sidney Crosby, to whom he finished second in tournament scoring with 14 points.
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    Playing under a defensive system employed by new head coach Dave Lewis, he recorded his second consecutive 70-point campaign in 2006–07 with 22 goals and 48 assists.
    More Details Hide Details He played alongside Marco Sturm and Brad Boyes until Boyes was traded late in the season. He was hampered the majority of the season by a nagging shoulder injury.
  • 2005
    Age 19
    The following year, Bergeron was chosen to the Canadian national junior team for the 2005 World Junior Championships in North Dakota.
    More Details Hide Details He was lent to the team from the Providence Bruins of the AHL, where he was playing due to the NHL lockout. Bergeron was eligible for the World Juniors the previous year, as well, but was not lent to the national team because he was playing in the NHL. He finished the tournament with five goals and eight assists totalling 13 points over six games, while playing on a line with Sidney Crosby and Corey Perry. He scored a goal in Canada's 6–1 gold medal victory over Russia. Bergeron finished the tournament as the leading scorer to earn MVP and All-Star team honours. By helping Canada win gold at the tournament, he became the first player to win a men's gold medal before winning at the junior level.
    He played the majority of the season with linemates Brad Boyes and newcomer Marco Sturm, who had been acquired in a trade that sent captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks in November 2005.
    More Details Hide Details The Bruins general manager at the time, Mike O'Connell, recalled in a June 2011 interview that the organization had made a decision to build the team around Bergeron instead of Thornton, preferring the former's on- and off-ice character. At the end of the year, Bergeron was selected by the Bruins to receive the team's 7th Player Award as the player most deemed to have exceeded expectations.
  • 2004
    Age 18
    Following his rookie season in the NHL, Bergeron was selected to play for Team Canada at the 2004 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.
    More Details Hide Details He notched one goal in his international debut and won his first gold medal with Canada.
    Due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Bergeron played for Boston's minor league affiliate, the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL); he tallied 61 points in 68 games.
    More Details Hide Details As the NHL resumed the following season, Bergeron led the Bruins with a career-high 31 goals and 73 points.
    During his rookie season, Bergeron was selected for the NHL YoungStars Game in Minnesota as part of the 2004 All-Star weekend.
    More Details Hide Details He finished his rookie season with 39 points in 71 games.
    Internationally, Bergeron competes for Team Canada and has won gold medals at the 2004 World Championships, 2005 World Junior Championships, 2010 Winter Olympics, and 2014 Winter Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details Bergeron is a member of the Triple Gold Club after winning the Stanley Cup with Boston on June 15, 2011. Bergeron scored two goals including the Stanley Cup winning goal at 14:37 of the first period of Game 7 at Vancouver. From his superb two-way playing abilities, he has earned three recent wins of the Selke Trophy awarded annually to the NHL forward with the best defensive skills. Bergeron is considered to be one of the premier two-way forwards in the game today. Bergeron grew up in his hometown of L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, and was mostly an A and AA player throughout his minor hockey days. He was drafted in the 5th round of the 2001 QMJHL Draft out of AAA Bantam hockey with the Sainte-Foy Gouverneurs. The following year, he played A hockey for the Séminaire St-François Blizzard before reporting to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the QMJHL.
  • 2003
    Age 17
    Bergeron was drafted in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins 45th overall.
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    He made the immediate jump from junior to the NHL after his draft and joined the Bruins in 2003–04.
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    He played junior hockey with the Acadie–Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for one full season before being selected 45th overall by the Bruins in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
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  • 1985
    Born on July 24, 1985.
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