Bergevin, a stay-at-home defenseman, never scored more than seven goals or 24 points in any of his 20 NHL seasons from 1984-85 through 2003-04. But he played 1,191 games for eight teams because of his willingness to sacrifice his body and do the dirty work of trying to keep the puck out of his team's net.
The Chicago Blackhawks selected the Montreal native in the third round (No. 59) of the 1983 NHL Draft after his first season with Chicoutimi of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He returned to Chicoutimi for the 1983-84 season, then made the Blackhawks in 1984-85 and earned a regular role before being traded to the New York Islanders on Nov. 25, 1988.