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Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron  #37

Boston Bruins  Center
NUMBER: 37 BIRTHDATE: July 24, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Ancienne-Lorette, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: BOS / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (45th overall)
Bergeron will be playing for his country for the fourth time in his career -- won gold medals with Canada at both the 2004 World Championship and the 2005 World Junior Championship.

Is the only player in the history of IIHF competition to win a World Championship gold medal prior to winning a gold medal at the World Junior Championship.  Bergeron was just 18-years of age when he competed at the 2004 World Championship.

Was named the MVP and to the tournament All-Star team at the 2005 World Junior Championship after leading all scorers (5-8-13), playing on a line with Sidney Crosby and Corey Perry.

Played on one of the all-time great Canadian teams at the 2005 World Junior Championship -- along with fellow 2010 Olympians Sidney Crosby, Brent Seabrook, Shea Weber, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Mike Richards.

Finished second in tournament scoring (6-8-14) at the 2006 World Championship.

Quote of the Day

He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers