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| birth_date = {{birth date and age|1985|7|24}}
 
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| birth_place = [[Ancienne-Lorette]],<br/>[[Quebec|QC]], [[Canada|CAN]]
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| birth_place = [[L'Ancienne-Lorette]], [[Quebec|QC]], [[Canada|CAN]]
 
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'''Patrice Bergeron''' (born July 24, 1985) is a [[Canada|Canadian]] professional [[ice hockey]] [[centre]] and [[captain|alternate captain]] currently playing for the [[Boston Bruins]] of the [[National Hockey League]] (NHL).
 
   
Bergeron was drafted in the [[2003 NHL Entry Draft]] by the [[Boston Bruins]] 45th overall. During his rookie season, Bergeron was selected for the [[54th National Hockey League All-Star Game|NHL YoungStars game]] in Minnesota.
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'''Patrice Bergeron''' (born '''Patrice Bergeron-Cleary'''; July 24, 1985)<ref>{{cite news| url=http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2010/10/01/clearing_up_bergerons_name/ | work=The Boston Globe | title=Clearing up Bergeron's name | date=2010-10-01}}</ref> is a [[Canada|Canadian]] professional [[ice hockey]] [[centre (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 NHL season|2003–04]]. Internationally, Bergeron competes for [[Canada national men's ice hockey team|Team Canada]] and has won gold medals at the [[2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|2004 World Championships]], [[2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|2005 World Junior Championships]] and [[Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics - Men's tournament|2010 Winter Olympics]] in [[Vancouver]]. Bergeron is the most recent member of the [[Triple Gold Club]] after he won the [[Stanley Cup]] with Boston on June 15, 2011. Bergeron scored two goals included the Stanley Cup winning goal during the game at 14:37 of the first.
   
At the end of the season, Bergeron was selected to play for the Canadian Senior Men's team to compete in [[Prague]], [[Czech Republic]] at the [[Ice Hockey World Championships|World Championships]], where they won the gold medal. During the [[2004–05 NHL lockout]], Bergeron played for the [[Providence Bruins]] of the [[American Hockey League]] (AHL) before heading to [[North Dakota]] to play for the Canadian Under-20 team at the [[2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships]]. He finished the tournament with 5 goals and 8 assists totalling 13 points over 6 games. He scored a goal in Canada's 6–1 Gold Medal victory over Russia. Bergeron finished the tournament as its leading scorer, MVP (Most Valuable Player) and All-Star team honours. Bergeron is also the first player to win a Senior Men's Gold Medal before winning a Junior one.
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==Minor hockey==
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Bergeron grew up in his hometown of 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 AA Bantam hockey with the R-Nord Bantam AA club. The following year he played AAA hockey for the Ste. Francois Blizzard before reporting to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the QMJHL.
   
In his second season, Bergeron, only 20 years old, led the Bruins with 31 goals and 73 points, and finished second on the team with 42 assists. Following the season, he again played for Canada at the [[2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|Senior Men's World Championships]], finishing 2nd to teammate [[Sidney Crosby]] in tournament scoring with 14 points.
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==Playing career==
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Bergeron was drafted in the [[2003 NHL Entry Draft]] by the [[Boston Bruins]] 45th overall. During his rookie season, Bergeron was selected for the [[NHL YoungStars Game]] in [[Minnesota]] as part of the [[2004 NHL All-Star Game|2004 All-Star weekend]]. He finished his rookie season with 39 points in 71 games. 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.
   
Bergeron was once again invited to play for Canada in the World Championships. He declined, citing that he wanted to recover and avoid any future injuries.
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As the NHL resumed the [[2005–06 NHL season|following season]], Bergeron led the Bruins with a career-high 31 goals and 73 points. He played the majority of the season with linemates [[Brad Boyes]] and newcomer [[Marco Sturm]], who had been acquired from the [[San Jose Sharks]]. 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. Playing under a defensive system employed by new head coach [[Dave Lewis]],<ref>{{cite news|title=Lewis gets ax from Bruins|url=http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2007/06/16/lewis_gets_ax_from_bruins/|accessdate=2011-04-04|date=2007-06-16|work=The Boston Globe}}</ref> he recorded his second consecutive 70-point campaign in [[2006–07 NHL season|2006–07]] with 22 goals and 48 assists. He was hampered the majority of the season by a nagging shoulder injury.
   
==Concussion and subsequent recuperation==
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After recording 3 goals and 4 assists in the first 10 games of the [[2007–08 NHL season|2007–08 season]], Bergeron suffered a season-ending head injury during a game on October 27, 2007. [[Checking (ice hockey)|Checked]] from behind by [[Philadelphia Flyers]] defenceman [[Randy Jones (ice hockey)|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.<ref>{{cite news | title = Bruins' Bergeron taken off in stretcher| url = http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=221555&hubname=nhl | agency = [[Canadian Press]] |publisher=[[The Sports Network]]| date = 2007-10-27 | accessdate = 2007-10-27 |archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20071029053239/http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=221555&hubname=nhl |archivedate = October 29, 2007}}</ref> 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.<ref>{{cite news|title=Bruins' Bergeron speaks about his concussion symptoms|url=http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2007/11/09/symptomatic_bergeron_speaks_about_concussion/|accessdate=2011-04-04|date=2007-11-09|work=The Boston Globe}}</ref>
   
On October 27, 2007, Bergeron was hit from behind by [[Philadelphia Flyers]] defenceman [[Randy Jones (ice hockey)|Randy Jones]], in the deep corner of the rink, his head slamming hard into the boards. He was knocked unconscious and lay motionless on the ice for a few minutes before being wheeled off on a stretcher and taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. According to NESN, he suffered a broken nose and a 'Grade III' concussion, while Jones received a two-game suspension by the NHL. Some have assigned some blame for this hit to Bergeron, for his having retrieved the puck in a dangerous manner, i.e., turning back to his left after curling to the right, leaving himself face-first into the boards, while others have criticized Jones for not pulling up when Bergeron turned back, for hitting too high, and for driving Bergeron's head into the boards.
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On January 19, 2008, the ''[[Boston Globe]]'' reported that he had been sent on a vacation by Bruins general manager [[Peter Chiarelli (ice hockey)|Peter Chiarelli]] and that he would likely sit out for the remainder of the season as his recovery had regressed.<ref>[http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=227687&hubname= TSN : NHL - Canada's Sports Leader<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref> In March 2008, he started preliminary on-ice practice with Bruins goaltender [[Manny Fernandez (ice hockey)|Manny Fernandez]], who was himself recovering from knee surgery.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://bruins.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=355742&page=NewsPage&service=page |title=The Official Web Site - Boston Bruins |publisher=Bruins.nhl.com |date= |accessdate=2010-04-10}}</ref> 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.<ref>{{citenews|url=http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/2008/04/red_jersey_is_o.html |title='Red jersey is over now' - The Boston Globe Bruins Blog |publisher=Boston.com |date=2008-04-07 |accessdate=2010-04-10 | first=Fluto | last=Shinzawa}}</ref> In June 2008, Bergeron was reported as being symptom-free during off-season training.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2008/06/22/bergeron_aches___to_skate/ |title=Bergeron aches - to skate - The Boston Globe |publisher=Boston.com |date= 2008-06-22|accessdate=2010-04-10}}</ref> He participated in the Bruins' summer development camp (typically for Bruins prospects) with Fernandez,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://bruins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=367938 |title=The Official Web Site - Boston Bruins |publisher=Bruins.nhl.com |date= |accessdate=2010-04-10}}</ref> before joining the Bruins' main training camp.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://bruins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=381796 |title=The Official Web Site - Boston Bruins |publisher=Bruins.nhl.com |date= |accessdate=2010-04-10}}</ref> 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 Regional Municipality|Halifax, Nova Scotia]].
   
On November 8, 2007, Bergeron made his first public statements regarding the injury from the October 27 game.
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[[Image:Patrice Bergeron Scott Clemensen 02-2009.jpg|thumb|left|Bergeron skates towards the net during a game against the [[New Jersey Devils]] in February 2009.]]
   
On January 19, 2008, after speculation of Bergeron's return during the 2007–2008 season, the Boston Globe reported that he had been sent on a vacation by [[Boston Bruins]] GM [[Peter Chiarelli]]. This article also said that Patrice had regressed, his symptoms had returned, and that he would most likely sit out for the remainder of the season.
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After the [[2008–09 NHL season|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]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://bruins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=388343 |title=The Official Web Site - Boston Bruins |publisher=Bruins.nhl.com |date= |accessdate=2010-04-10}}</ref> 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. 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]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3785577 |title=Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (concussion) out of hospital - ESPN |publisher=Sports.espn.go.com |date=2008-12-21 |accessdate=2010-04-10}}</ref> (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.
   
In very early March 2008, Patrice started preliminary on-ice practice exercises with a hockey stick and pucks, designed to continue his recovery from his injury, and was observed shooting pucks at fellow Bruin, goaltender [[Manny Fernandez (ice hockey)|Manny Fernandez]], who had himself been recovering from knee surgery. He steadily progressed through non-contact practice, into full contact practice sessions as of April 7, and was almost ready for playoff action for the first round of the 2007–08 [[Stanley Cup]] playoffs against the Bruins' traditional arch-rivals, the [[Montreal Canadiens]], but was held back by team doctors. In mid-June 2008, Bergeron returned to his usual off-season routine of working out vigorously with six-day-a-week training sessions. He was also reported as being totally free of any symptoms of the concussion and was back up to an 86 kg (190 lbs.) body weight, only some 2-to-3 kg (4-6 lb) under his weight at the time of the injury.
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In [[2009–10 NHL season|2009–10]], Bergeron scored 52 points while playing on a line with winger [[Mark Recchi]]. During the [[2010 Stanley Cup playoffs|2010 playoffs]], he scored 4 goals and added 7 assists for 11 points in 14 games. The following season, Bergeron scored his first career NHL [[hat trick]] in a Bruins victory over the [[Ottawa Senators]] on January 11, 2011.<ref>{{cite news | title = Patrice Bergeron has 1st career hat trick as Tim Thomas, Bruins shut out Sens | url = http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=310111001 | publisher=[[ESPN]] | agency = [[Associated Press]] | date = 2011-01-11 | accessdate = January 11, 2011}}</ref> Bergeron was named the NHL's first star of the month and was twice named first star of the week in January 2011.
   
During the early summer of 2008, Bergeron was again working out with goalie Fernandez as part of the team's second annual summer "development camp", which is usually reserved for the Bruins' prospects and recent draft picks. Bergeron had, as of September 12, 2008, started practicing on-ice at the Bruins' Boston area training rink, and entered training camp at the Bruins' training facility within a week.
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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. It is believed to be a mild concussion that kept him out of the beginning of the 3rd round of the playoffs. On June 1, 2011 with the Boston Bruins, [[Alex Burrows]] bit Bergeron's finger. No penalty was called.
   
Bergeron finally returned to NHL play with the Bruins during the 2008-09 pre-season schedule, scoring one goal and three assists in the opening pre-season game on September 22, 2008 against the [[Montreal Canadiens]], an 8-3 victory over the Canadiens, played in "neutral territory" in [[Halifax, Nova Scotia]].
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Bergeron became the 25th member of [[Triple Gold Club]] on June 15, 2011, with the Bruins when they won the Stanley Cup.
   
On December 20, 2008, in a game against the [[Carolina Hurricanes]], Bergeron went down after finishing a check on Carolina's [[Dennis Seidenberg]] with what appeared to be a neck or head injury. Bergeron lay face down on the ice while being attended to by team trainers and eventually left the ice under his own power, though he did not return to the game. He was diagnosed with another concussion and placed on the Injured Reserve, though he was released from the hospital the day after his collision with Seidenberg.
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==International play==
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Following his rookie season in the NHL, Bergeron was selected to play for [[Canada national men's ice hockey team|Team Canada]] at the [[2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|2004 World Championships]] in [[Prague]], [[Czech Republic]]. He notched one goal in his international debut and won his first gold medal with Canada.
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The following year, Bergeron was chosen to the [[Canada national junior hockey team|Canadian national junior team]] for the [[2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|2005 World Junior Championships]] in [[North Dakota]]. He was lent to the team from the [[Providence Bruins]] of the [[American Hockey League|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]]. 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.
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Bergeron made his second appearance at the [[2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|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. Bergeron was once again invited to play for Canada in the [[2007 IIHF World Championship|2007 World Championships]]. He declined, citing that he wanted to recover from injuries suffered during the NHL season.
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On December 30, 2009, Bergeron was selected to play for Team Canada for the [[Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics - Men's tournament|2010 Winter Olympics]] in [[Vancouver]]. 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.<ref>{{citenews|title=Hockey remains Canada's game|url=http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2010/03/01/sp-olympics-hockey-folo.html|accessdate=2010-03-16|date=2010-03-01|publisher=[[CBC Sports]]}}</ref>
   
 
==Career statistics==
 
==Career statistics==
 
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! colspan="5" | [[Regular season|Regular&nbsp;season]]
 
! colspan="5" | [[Regular season|Regular&nbsp;season]]
! rowspan="99" bgcolor="#ffffff" | &nbsp;
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! rowspan="99" style="background:#fff;"| &nbsp;
 
! colspan="5" | [[Playoffs]]
 
! colspan="5" | [[Playoffs]]
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|- style="background:#e0e0e0;"
 
! [[Season (sports)|Season]]
 
! [[Season (sports)|Season]]
 
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! Pts
 
! Pts
 
! PIM
 
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|- style="text-align:center;"
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| 2000–01
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| Riviere-Nord Governeurs Bantam AA
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| QAA
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| 39
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| 51
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| 36
  +
| 87
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| 44
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| -
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="text-align:center; background:#f0f0f0;"
 
| [[2001–02 QMJHL season|2001–02]]
 
| [[2001–02 QMJHL season|2001–02]]
 
| [[Acadie-Bathurst Titan]]
 
| [[Acadie-Bathurst Titan]]
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| —
 
| —
 
| —
 
| —
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
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|- style="text-align:center;"
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| 2001–02
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| St. Francois Blizzard Midget AAA
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| QAAA
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| 57
  +
| 41
  +
| 43
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| 84
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| 60
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| -
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="text-align:center; background:#f0f0f0;"
 
| [[2002–03 QMJHL season|2002–03]]
 
| [[2002–03 QMJHL season|2002–03]]
 
| Acadie-Bathurst Titan
 
| Acadie-Bathurst Titan
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| 15
 
| 15
 
| 6
 
| 6
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|- style="text-align:center;"
 
| [[2003–04 NHL season|2003–04]]
 
| [[2003–04 NHL season|2003–04]]
 
| [[Boston Bruins]]
 
| [[Boston Bruins]]
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| 4
 
| 4
 
| 0
 
| 0
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
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|- style="text-align:center; background:#f0f0f0;"
 
| [[2004–05 AHL season|2004–05]]
 
| [[2004–05 AHL season|2004–05]]
 
| [[Providence Bruins]]
 
| [[Providence Bruins]]
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| 12
 
| 12
 
| 4
 
| 4
|- ALIGN="center"
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|- style="text-align:center;"
 
| [[2005–06 NHL season|2005–06]]
 
| [[2005–06 NHL season|2005–06]]
 
| Boston Bruins
 
| Boston Bruins
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| —
 
| —
 
| —
 
| —
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
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|- style="text-align:center; background:#f0f0f0;"
 
| [[2006–07 NHL season|2006–07]]
 
| [[2006–07 NHL season|2006–07]]
 
| Boston Bruins
 
| Boston Bruins
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| —
 
| —
 
| —
 
| —
|- ALIGN="center"
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|- style="text-align:center;"
 
| [[2007–08 NHL season|2007–08]]
 
| [[2007–08 NHL season|2007–08]]
 
| Boston Bruins
 
| Boston Bruins
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| —
 
| —
 
| —
 
| —
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
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|- style="text-align:center; background:#f0f0f0;"
 
| [[2008–09 NHL season|2008–09]]
 
| [[2008–09 NHL season|2008–09]]
 
| Boston Bruins
 
| Boston Bruins
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| 5
 
| 5
 
| 11
 
| 11
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|- style="text-align:center;"
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| [[2009–10 NHL season|2009–10]]
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| Boston Bruins
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| NHL
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| 73
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| 19
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| 33
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| 52
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| 28
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| 13
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| 4
  +
| 7
  +
| 11
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| 2
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|- style="text-align:center; background:#f0f0f0;"
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| [[2010–11 NHL season|2010–11]]
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| Boston Bruins
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| NHL
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| 80
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| 22
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| 35
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| 57
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| 26
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| 23
  +
| 6
  +
| 14
  +
| 20
  +
| 28
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! colspan="3" | NHL totals
 
! colspan="3" | NHL totals
! 303
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! 456
! 80
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! 121
! 148
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! 216
! 228
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! 337
! 88
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! 142
! 18
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! 54
! 1
 
! 8
 
! 9
 
 
! 11
 
! 11
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! 29
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! 40
  +
! 41
 
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==International play==
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===International===
Played for [[Canadian national men's hockey team|Canada]] in:
 
 
*[[2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|2004 World Championships]] (gold medal)
 
*[[2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|2005 World Junior Championships]] (gold medal)
 
*[[2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|2006 World Championships]]
 
 
'''International statistics'''
 
 
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! Year
 
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! Event
 
! Event
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! GP
 
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! PIM
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|- style="text-align:center;"
| 2004
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| [[2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|2004]]
| Canada
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| [[Canada men's national ice hockey team|Canada]]
 
| [[Ice Hockey World Championships|WC]]
 
| [[Ice Hockey World Championships|WC]]
 
| 9
 
| 9
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| 1
 
| 1
 
| 4
 
| 4
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#f0f0f0"
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|- style="text-align:center; background:#f0f0f0;"
| 2005
+
| [[2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|2005]]
| Canada
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| [[Canada men's national junior ice hockey team|Canada]]
| [[Ice Hockey World Championships|WJC]]
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| [[World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|WJC]]
 
| 6
 
| 6
 
| 5
 
| 5
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| 13
 
| 13
 
| 6
 
| 6
|- ALIGN="center"
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|- style="text-align:center;"
| 2006
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| [[2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships|2006]]
 
| Canada
 
| Canada
 
| WC
 
| WC
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| 14
 
| 14
 
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Patrice Bergeron
Bergeronslide.jpg
Born July 24 1985 (1985-07-24) (age 35),
L'Ancienne-Lorette, QC, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team Boston Bruins
Ntl. team Flag of Canada Canada
NHL Draft 45th overall, 2003
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2003–present


Patrice Bergeron (born Patrice Bergeron-Cleary; July 24, 1985)[1] 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. Internationally, Bergeron competes for Team Canada and has won gold medals at the 2004 World Championships, 2005 World Junior Championships and 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Bergeron is the most recent member of the Triple Gold Club after he won the Stanley Cup with Boston on June 15, 2011. Bergeron scored two goals included the Stanley Cup winning goal during the game at 14:37 of the first.

Minor hockey

Bergeron grew up in his hometown of 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 AA Bantam hockey with the R-Nord Bantam AA club. The following year he played AAA hockey for the Ste. Francois Blizzard before reporting to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the QMJHL.

Playing career

Bergeron was drafted in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins 45th overall. During his rookie season, Bergeron was selected for the NHL YoungStars Game in Minnesota as part of the 2004 All-Star weekend. He finished his rookie season with 39 points in 71 games. 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.

As the NHL resumed the following season, Bergeron led the Bruins with a career-high 31 goals and 73 points. He played the majority of the season with linemates Brad Boyes and newcomer Marco Sturm, who had been acquired from the San Jose Sharks. 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. Playing under a defensive system employed by new head coach Dave Lewis,[2] he recorded his second consecutive 70-point campaign in 2006–07 with 22 goals and 48 assists. He was hampered the majority of the season by a nagging shoulder injury.

After recording 3 goals and 4 assists in the first 10 games of the 2007–08 season, Bergeron suffered a season-ending head injury during a game on October 27, 2007. 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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] In March 2008, he started preliminary on-ice practice with Bruins goaltender Manny Fernandez, who was himself recovering from knee surgery.[6] 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.[7] In June 2008, Bergeron was reported as being symptom-free during off-season training.[8] He participated in the Bruins' summer development camp (typically for Bruins prospects) with Fernandez,[9] before joining the Bruins' main training camp.[10] 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.

Patrice Bergeron Scott Clemensen 02-2009

Bergeron skates towards the net during a game against the New Jersey Devils in February 2009.

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.[11] 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. 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.[12] (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.

In 2009–10, Bergeron scored 52 points while playing on a line with winger Mark Recchi. During the 2010 playoffs, he scored 4 goals and added 7 assists for 11 points in 14 games. The following season, Bergeron scored his first career NHL hat trick in a Bruins victory over the Ottawa Senators on January 11, 2011.[13] Bergeron was named the NHL's first star of the month and was twice named first star of the week in January 2011.

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. It is believed to be a mild concussion that kept him out of the beginning of the 3rd round of the playoffs. On June 1, 2011 with the Boston Bruins, Alex Burrows bit Bergeron's finger. No penalty was called.

Bergeron became the 25th member of Triple Gold Club on June 15, 2011, with the Bruins when they won the Stanley Cup.

International play

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Winter Olympics
Gold 2010 Vancouver Team
World Championships
Gold 2004 Czech Republic Team
World Junior Championships
Gold 2005 United States Team

Following his rookie season in the NHL, Bergeron was selected to play for Team Canada at the 2004 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. He notched one goal in his international debut and won his first gold medal with Canada.

The following year, Bergeron was chosen to the Canadian national junior team for the 2005 World Junior Championships in North Dakota. 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. 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.

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. Bergeron was once again invited to play for Canada in the 2007 World Championships. He declined, citing that he wanted to recover from injuries suffered during the NHL season.

On December 30, 2009, Bergeron was selected to play for Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. 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.[14]

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Riviere-Nord Governeurs Bantam AA QAA 39 51 36 87 44 - - - - -
2001–02 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 4 0 1 1 0
2001–02 St. Francois Blizzard Midget AAA QAAA 57 41 43 84 60 - - - - -
2002–03 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 70 23 50 73 62 11 6 7 15 6
2003–04 Boston Bruins NHL 71 16 23 39 22 7 1 3 4 0
2004–05 Providence Bruins AHL 68 21 40 61 59 16 5 7 12 4
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 81 31 42 73 22
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 77 22 48 70 26
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 10 3 4 7 2
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 64 8 31 39 16 11 0 5 5 11
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 73 19 33 52 28 13 4 7 11 2
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 80 22 35 57 26 23 6 14 20 28
NHL totals 456 121 216 337 142 54 11 29 40 41

International

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Canada WC 9 1 0 1 4
2005 Canada WJC 6 5 8 13 6
2006 Canada WC 9 6 8 14 2
2010 Canada Oly 7 0 1 1 2
Senior int'l totals 25 7 9 16 8

References

  1. "Clearing up Bergeron's name", The Boston Globe, 2010-10-01. 
  2. "Lewis gets ax from Bruins", The Boston Globe, 2007-06-16. Retrieved on 2011-04-04. 
  3. "Bruins' Bergeron taken off in stretcher", The Sports Network, 2007-10-27. Retrieved on 2007-10-27. Archived from the original on October 29, 2007. 
  4. "Bruins' Bergeron speaks about his concussion symptoms", The Boston Globe, 2007-11-09. Retrieved on 2011-04-04. 
  5. TSN : NHL - Canada's Sports Leader
  6. The Official Web Site - Boston Bruins. Bruins.nhl.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
  7. Shinzawa, Fluto. "'Red jersey is over now' - The Boston Globe Bruins Blog", Boston.com, 2008-04-07. Retrieved on 2010-04-10. 
  8. "Bergeron aches - to skate - The Boston Globe", Boston.com, 2008-06-22. Retrieved on 2010-04-10. 
  9. The Official Web Site - Boston Bruins. Bruins.nhl.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
  10. The Official Web Site - Boston Bruins. Bruins.nhl.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
  11. The Official Web Site - Boston Bruins. Bruins.nhl.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
  12. Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (concussion) out of hospital - ESPN. Sports.espn.go.com (2008-12-21). Retrieved on 2010-04-10.
  13. "Patrice Bergeron has 1st career hat trick as Tim Thomas, Bruins shut out Sens", ESPN, 2011-01-11. Retrieved on January 11, 2011. 
  14. "Hockey remains Canada's game", CBC Sports, 2010-03-01. Retrieved on 2010-03-16. 

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