Patrice Bergeron was selected in the second round (45th overall) by the Boston Bruins in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Since debuting with the B's at just 18 years old, Bergeron has become a franchise icon, playing in three Stanley Cups, winning one, and taking over as the team's captain. He's currently fourth on the franchise's all-time scoring list and is third all-time in games played.
Get to know more about one of the Bruins' top players, who along with Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak forms the "Perfection Line" in Boston.
Patrice Bergeron's bio
- Height: 6-foot-1
- Weight: 197 pounds
- Birthdate: July 24, 1985
- Birthplace: L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, Canada
- College: None
- Amateur team: Acadie-Bathurst Titan
- NHL experience: 18 years
- Jersey number: 37
Patrice Bergeron's career NHL stats
Here are some of Patrice Bergeron's notable career achievements and statistics:
- 2011 Stanley Cup champion
- Two-time Stanley Cup finalist (2013, 2019)
- Bruins captain (2020-present); alternate captain (2006-20)
- Played in NHL All-Star Game (2015, 2016, 2022)
- Five-time Frank J. Selke Award winner (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2022)
- One-time King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner (2013)
- One-time Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award winner (2021)
- Led Bruins in scoring four times (2005-06, 2009-10, 2014-15, 2015-16)
- Seven career hat tricks
- Career totals (through 2021-22 season):
- 400 goals
- 582 assists
- 982 points
- 472 penalty minutes
- plus-254 rating
- 1,216 games played
Here are Patrice Bergeron's contract details with the Bruins
Bergeron signed a one-year, $5 million AAV contract with the Bruins on August 8, 2022. The deal includes a salary cap hit of $2.5 million and a $2.5 million performance bonus under the condition that Bergeron plays in 10 games during the 2022-23 season.
Bergeron signed the deal with the Bruins at 37 years old and can become an unrestricted free agent following the 2022-23 season, when he'll be 38.
Through 18 NHL seasons, Bergeron has earned more than $92 million.
Patrice Bergeron's amateur and minor league career
Bergeron did not play college hockey in the United States. Instead, he joined Boston as an 18-year-old and only spent time with the minor-league Providence Bruins during the 2004-05 NHL lockout.
Prior to being drafted by the Bruins, Bergeron played for Acadie-Bathurst Titan in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for two seasons. In 2002-03, he averaged more than a point per game with 73 points (23 goals and 50 assists) over 70 contests.
Patrice Bergeron's international career
Bergeron won a gold medal with Canada at the 2005 World Junior Championship, leading the tournament in scoring with five goals and eight assists for 13 points. He has won two gold medals with Canada at the Olympics, in 2010 and 2014. He also won gold with Canada at the World Cup of Hockey in 2016.
Meet Patrice Bergeron's family
Bergeron married his wife, Stephanie, in 2013. The couple have three kids together: Zach, Victoria and Noah.