Patrice Bergeron's Influence on Someone Special Will Persist Beyond His Retirement

Published May 4, 2023 at 0:40

Patrice Bergeron's impact stretches beyond the Bruins franchise, as he's left a lasting positive mark on the city of Boston as well.

If this is indeed the end of his career, his legacy of making a difference will live on.

More Than Just a Game

Boston Hockey Now recently featured an article about Matt Brown, who experienced a life-altering tragedy at 15 but found unwavering support from the Bruins' captain during his recovery.

Here's a snippet from Jimmy Murphy's piece:

''For those unfamiliar, on Jan. 23, 2010, Matt Brown was a 15-year-old sophomore at Norwood High School when he suffered a spinal cord injury during a high school hockey game. He was in ICU and remained at Children's Hospital Boston for 21 days. Afterward, he spent 100 days at the Shepherd Center Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta before returning to Norwood.''

Brown revealed that Bergeron not only visited him shortly after the devastating event but also when the Bruins were in Atlanta to play the Thrashers.

''He visited me in Atlanta when the Thrashers were still there and came to my hospital bed, and since then, we've seen him countless times after a game, and he's still always checking in. Having someone of his calibre checking in, letting you know that he's behind you, and staying updated on how you're doing means the world.''

- Matt Brown on Patrice Bergeron

Regardless of whether this marks the end of his probable Hall of Fame career, Bruins fans should continue to honour Patrice Bergeron by sharing heartwarming stories like this one.

Check out the full story by Jimmy Murphy of BHN by clicking on the Tweet below:

As read on Bruins Insider - Bergeron Will Have an Impact on One Special Person Long After Retirement.
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Patrice Bergeron's Influence on Someone Special Will Persist Beyond His Retirement

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