Bruins Throwback Thursday: Patrice Bergeron Then & Now (PHOTOS)
It can be argued that Patrice Bergeron is the heart and soul of the Boston Bruins. Some say that he should be the captain of the team. However, there is no debate that he is one of the best two way players in the NHL. Bergeron won the Selke last season as the league’s best defensive forward and is nominated this year as well.
The 10 year veteran’s (he is only 27) leadership, grittiness and determination was encapsulated in the Bruins “Miracle On Causeway” comeback versus Toronto. He scored the tying and winning goals. And don’t forget his two tallies versus the Vancouver Canucks in Game Seven of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.
Pretty sure Bergeron means “Clutch” in French.
So this is “Bergy” but who was he Patrice Bergeron of days gone by?
Well step into the Black & Gold time machine for Bruins Throwback Thursday!
Quebec Pee Wee Hockey – Age 13
2003 NHL Draft – Age 18
NESN Commercial – Age 18
2005 World Juniors (far left) – Age 20
2010 Winter Olympics – Age 25
2011 Stanley Cup Finals – Age 26
Let’s hope we can add another photo of Bergy raising the cup to his photo portfolio….