BOSTON, MA – The National Hockey League announced today, January 6, that Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
has been named to the 2016 NHL All-Star team. This is the second All-Star appearance in Bergeron’s 11-year career. For the full 2016 All-Star rosters, visit NHL.com.
In 38 regular season games during the 2015-16 season, Bergeron notched 15 goals (tied for first on the team) and 22 assists (tied for first on the team) for 37 points (first on the team) with a plus-five rating. Bergeron ranks second in the league in faceoff wins with 539.
Bergeron won the 2015 Selke Trophy as the league’s top defensive forward for the second consecutive season and third time he's won the award in the past four years. Also in 2014, he was named the recipient of the NHL Foundation Player Award, which recognizes an NHL player "who applies the core values of hockey -- commitment, perseverance and teamwork -- to enrich the lives of people in his community."
In 778 NHL games – all with the Bruins – Bergeron has amassed 221 goals and 366 assists for 587 points with 289 penalty minutes.
The Bruins centerman has skated in 95 career postseason games with Boston, accruing 23 goals and 43 helpers for 66 points with five game winning goals. Bergeron was a member of the 2011 Cup Championship team, contributing six goals (tied for seventh in the NHL) and 14 assists (tied for second in the NHL) in 23 games with a plus-15 rating (second in the NHL).
Bergeron won two gold medals with Team Canada in 2010 and 2014.
The 6’2’’, 195-pound native of Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec was selected by the Boston Bruins in the second round (45th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The city of Nashville will host this year's All-Star Game festivities. As part of the new format for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, the All-Stars will take part in a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, and featuring teams representing each NHL division.
The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star celebration will mark the first time Nashville has hosted the NHL All-Star festivities, which will take place at Bridgestone Arena. Live television coverage of the League’s midseason showcase during the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition and 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be broadcast by NBCSN in the U.S. and Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada. The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition will begin at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT on Saturday, Jan. 30, and the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will start at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT on Sunday, Jan. 31.