NEW YORK -- Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has competed at hockey's highest levels, including the Stanley Cup Final, IIHF World Championship and the Winter Olympics. But he was entering unfamiliar territory on Tuesday when he helped launch EA Sports' NHL 15 video game by competing against one of his biggest fans.
Selected in an online vote to be featured on the cover of the game, Bergeron arrived at the NHL Store Powered by Reebok, where he faced 14-year-old Daniel Quigley, a diehard Bruins fan from New Jersey. Quigley earned the right to compete against his hockey idol by winning an online raffle."It was crazy. It was unbelievable, meeting Patrice Bergeron," Quigley said. "Playing him in NHL 15 was unreal. I should probably frame that [game] case that he signed."
With broadcasters Mike Emrick and Ed Olczyk providing live play-by-play for the video game contest, Bergeron and Quigley went head-to-head for two periods, finishing in a scoreless tie.