Bergeron's Recent Achievement Bolsters His HOF Chances

Published May 3, 2023 at 0:08

Throughout his career, Patrice Bergeron has embodied the essence of dependability, and his most recent recognition only serves to enhance his remarkable legacy with the Boston Bruins.

On Tuesday evening, the NHL announced the three finalists for the Lady Byng and Frank Selke Trophies, placing the Bruins captain in a position he knows all too well.

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According to NHL Public Relations:

Bergeron is a Selke Trophy finalist for the 12th straight season, two years longer than the 10 consecutive top-three Hart Trophy finishes by Wayne Gretzky (1980 through 1989) as the longest ever for a voted NHL Award.

Now 37 years old and in his 19th NHL season, Bergeron continues to display exceptional defensive skills as a forward.

He played a crucial role in guiding the Bruins to a record-breaking 65-win and 135-point regular season, while also achieving a team GAA of 2.12 (the lowest in the league in nine years).

On an individual level, Bergeron topped the NHL with 1,043 face-off wins (the eighth time in his career) and boasted the highest win percentage among the 52 centers who took at least 1,000 face-offs, at 61.1%.

Moreover, when Bergeron was on the ice, the Bruins accounted for 59.7% of all shot attempts (5-on-5), and he was present for only 27 even-strength goals-against during his 78 games played.

As read on Bruins Insider - Bergeron's Latest Accolade Helped Further His Legacy.
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Bergeron's Recent Achievement Bolsters His HOF Chances

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