Boston Bruins: Patrice Bergeron will one day have his number retired

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 18: Patrice Bergeron
DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 18: Patrice Bergeron /

After struggling with his health early in the season, Patrice Bergeron is having another great season for the Boston Bruins.

Patrice Bergeron has been a constant for this Boston Bruins team my entire life. He is an effective two-way player which makes him very likable. Bergeron’s, play as well as his loyalty to the Bruins, will make him a sure-fire candidate to have his number retired when the sad day comes and he retires.

Ever since he started his career with the Bruins, Bergeron has been producing. In his first season Bergeron had 16 goals and 23 assists. Throughout his career Bergeron has been efficient. He has amassed 275 goals, and 428 assists, which puts him in the top 10 in Bruins history. Also, he has played 934 games for the Bruins which is 5th all time. He has also been a supreme threat in the faceoff circle with a career faceoff percentage of 58.5%.

Bergeron has continued to show his effectiveness this season. He was dealing with a nagging lower-body injury that caused him to miss almost a month of the season. Then in his first game back Bergeron proved how important he is to the team.

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He came out and scored a goal and had three assists on the night. So far Bergeron has been everything the Bruins needed. He has been a mentor to the younger guys on the team and still shows his two-way ability night in and night out. So far in 35 games played Bergeron has 16 goals and 16 assists. His rating of +20 is 5th in the NHL.

This just confirms that he will one day have his number up in the rafters. Bergeron is just a real Bruins legend. He is a hard-nosed player who plays the game the right way. Bergeron has also been awarded for his play with some hardware.

Obviously, Bergeron was a big part of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion, but also he has won the Selke award 4 times. Bergeron has won the award for best defensive forward for three straight years.

The Boston Bruins have a lot of legendary players in their long franchise history.

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Patrice Bergeron has proved throughout his career that he deserves to have his number up in the rafters with those historic players.