Bergeron played in 60 games with the Montreal Canadiens last season and led all Habs blueliners in goals (13) and points (34). Bergeron was also tied for the team lead for game-winning goals with four and third for power play goals with seven.
The 30-year-old blueliner has also played in 43 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, recording five goals and 12 points. Nineteen of those matches were played in 2010 with the Canadiens, who reached the Eastern Conference Finals before falling to Philadelphia.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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