BOSTON - The National Hockey League announced today, February 11, that Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has been named the NHL's second star of the week for the week ending February 10.
Bergeron scored two goals in his 1,000th career NHL game on Tuesday, February 5, against the New York Islanders, becoming the 334th NHL player to achieve that milestone, the 12th to do so this season, and the 31st to play all of his career games with one team. He is the 5th Bruin to play 1,000 games in a Boston uniform, joining Ray Bourque (1,518), John Bucyk (1,436), Don Sweeney (1,052) and Wayne Cashman (1,027). On Wednesday, February 6, Bergeron tallied one goal and six shots on goal in 19:29 time on ice in the Bruins' 4-3 shootout loss at N.Y. Rangers. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound center notched the game-winning goal in overtime, in addition to two assists, in the team's 5-4 win over Los Angeles on Saturday, February 9. The overtime winner capped off a night at TD Garden in which Bergeron was honored during a pregame ceremony with his family for reaching the 1,000-game milestone. To finish off the week, Bergeron recorded the primary assist on Brad Marchand's overtime game winner in the Bruins' 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche Sunday afternoon. In four games this week, he totaled four goals and three assists for seven points with a plus-six rating.
Bergeron, who is serving as the alternate captain for the Bruins for the 13th straight season, ranks third on the team in scoring this year, despite missing 16 games due to injury, compiling 20 goals and 31 assists for 51 points in 40 appearances. He also leads all Bruins players and is seventh in the NHL with 1.27 points per game. The 33-year-old center has points in 26 of the 40 games he's played, including 15 multi-point games. Bergeron also notched the fourth hat trick of his career in the team's home opener on October 8 vs. Ottawa.
Over his 15-year NHL career, all with the Bruins, Bergeron has appeared in 1,003 games, totaling 309 goals and 476 assists for 785 points, ranking seventh on the franchise's all-time scoring list.