BOSTON - The National Hockey League announced today, January 2, that Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has been named to the 2019 NHL All-Star Last Man In vote. New this season, the 2019 NHL All-Star Last Men In presented by adidas will allow fans to select four players from a list of 31 All-Star caliber players - one from each NHL team (determined by the League's Hockey Operations Department). The highest vote-getters by division then will be added to their respective All-Star rosters.
Voting for the Last Men In opens Thursday, Jan. 3, at 12 p.m. ET and closes Thursday, Jan. 10, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Fans can vote on NHL.com/vote.
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 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points in 24 appearances. He also leads all Bruins players and is tied for sixth in the NHL with 1.38 points per game. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound center has points in 15 of the 24 games he's played, including 10 multi-point games. Bergeron also notched the fourth hat trick of his career in the team's home opener on October 8 vs. Ottawa.
In 2017-18, Bergeron recorded 30 goals and 33 assists for 63 points with 26 penalty minutes and a plus-21 rating in 64 games. He ranked fifth in the league in faceoff win percentage (57.3, min. 1,000 faceoffs), 12th in faceoffs won (784), third in even strength faceoff win percentage (58.0, min. 500 faceoffs won), and first in shorthanded faceoff win percentage (58.3, min. 50 faceoffs won). The 32-year-old forward also ranked second overall in the team puck possession metric SAT (shot attempts differential), with a 57.56%. Following the season, he was named a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy, given annually to the top defensive forward in the NHL, for the seventh straight season. He has been awarded the trophy in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017, and his four Selke Trophy wins are tied for the most by any player in NHL history (Bob Gainey, 1978-81).
Over his 15-year NHL career, all with the Bruins, Bergeron has appeared in 987 games, totaling 302 goals and 465 assists for 767 points, ranking seventh on the franchise's all-time scoring list.
The 33-year-old L'Ancienne Lorette, Quebec native was originally selected by the Bruins in the second round (45th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.