Posted by: Adventures in Pucking | July 9, 2011

Man of the Day 7/9: Patrice Bergeron

Patrice Bergeron-Cleary

Born July 24, 1985 (age 25) in L’Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, Canada

Center and alternate captain for the Boston Bruins

Time for a Boston twofer, I think, between today’s pick and yesterday’s selection of scrumptious Tyler Seguin. Show some love for the most recent member of the Triple Gold Club! Bergeron started his pro career in the QMJHL’s Acadie-Bathurst Titan, where he played for just one year before he was drafted in 2003 by the Bruins. After a great rookie season, the NHL had its lockout, so he went down to Providence and played for the P-Bruins. Upon the NHL’s return, he got the 7th Man Award. In 2007, he suffered a terrifying season-ending injury inflicted by Philadelphia’s Randy Jones, hitting his head on the end-boards and falling unconscious. He did return to practices in spring and even wanted to be in the playoffs, but the doctors said no. Talk about dedication!

He’s represented Canada at the 2004 Worlds, the 2005 World Juniors, the 2006 Worlds and the 2010 Olympics. The golds netted at the 2004 Worlds and the Olympics provided two of the three bits of hardware needed to join the Triple Gold Club. Of course, Bergeron got his third bit on June 15 this year after a splendid season: 80 regular-season games, 22 goals and 35 assists, 26 penalty minutes, plus 23 playoff games, 6 goals and 14 assists and 28 penalty minutes.

Now that fellow alternate Mark Recchi has hung up his jersey for good, it will be interesting to see who becomes Bergeron’s new fellow alternate next season. I can’t make any predictions, but it should be good. Plus, he has those kind of smooth good looks that make him ideal modeling material. What can I say? The man is ridiculously good-looking.

Every girl's crazy for a sharp-dressed man.


  1. […] past weekend, Bruins alternate captain and Man of the Day honoree Patrice Bergeron got to spend two days with Stanley. He took his new silvery pal up to Quebec City […]

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