The proof that Patrice Bergeron is special

Published August 21, 2021 at 4:25 PM

Patrice Bergeron will be entering his 18th NHL campaign next calendar, which will also be the final year of his current contract. He signed that eight-year, $55 million deal on July 12, 2013, and then in preparation for the next contract, some believe Bergeron would take a pay cut in order to stay with the team that selected him in the 2nd round in 2003. He wants to leave a legacy for HIS team!

Bergeron is almost a perfect player, just like his personality. For him, it's crucial to stay loyal to the Boston Bruins, so that's why Lyle Richardson (Bleacher Report) believes Bergeron will sign at a lower price. Richardson believes Bergy will sign a two-year deal, which would pay him an average of $6 million.

By signing a contract at a lower price, he, who turned 36 on July 24, would thus set an example for younger players of this possibility once he reaches his mid-30s. Bergeron is an exemplary captain, both on and off the ice. It is no coincidence that he is still performing at his age.

Since the beginning of his career, Bergeron has collected a total of 917 points, including 375 goals, in 1143 games in the world's greatest league. He has also raised a Cup at the end of his arms, having played 160 playoff games in which he scored 120 points.

In short, what a player, what a leader and above all... what a man!
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