Boston Bruins Name Patrice Bergeron Captain

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The Boston Bruins have named Patrice Bergeron captain on Thursday morning. This move comes after Zdeno Chara left the Bruins to sign with the Washington Capitals.

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Boston Bruins Select Patrice Bergeron for Captain

Bergeron is a fantastic choice for captaincy. He has spent his entire 16-year career with Boston and has been the assistant captain since 2006. In his time with Boston, he has been a crucial piece to their success. Last season, Bergeron played 61 games, and ended last season with 31 goals and 25 assists, combining for 56 points. Over his entire career, he’s played 1,089 games, scored 352 goals, dished out 517 assists, tallying 869 points, about 0.8 points per game. In addition, he’s been a part of the most deadly top line in the league: Brad Marchand – Bergeron – David Pastrnak.

He has won the Frank J. Selke trophy four times, including three out of four years from 2013-14 to 2016-17, and finished in the top five for the Selke seven times (excluding the times he won). This is the most wins out of any centerman ever and tied for the most wins for a single player ever. With both Chara and Torey Krug gone, the defensive core for Boston is weaker than in recent years. This means the forwards will have to step up and play more defensively to help their defensemen out. And there is no one in the league better than Bergeron at doing that. But it’s not just defensive play that Bergeron is good at – he can create offence too. He was tied for the 15th most goals in the league with 31 and tied for 11th in power-play goals with 11. In addition, he was on the ice for 44 of Boston’s power-play goals, 7th best in the league.

Bergeron is a fantastic leader and has been around the Boston organization since his NHL career started. He is the perfect choice for the captaincy of the Bruins.

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