Patrice Bergeron's Latest Accolade Helped Further His Legacy

Published May 3, 2023 at 0:04

Patrice Bergeron has become the definition of consistency throughout his career, and his latest accolade is just another example of how great he's been for Boston.

A Model of Consistency

The NHL unveiled the three finalists for the Lady Byng and Frank Selke Trophies on Tuesday evening, with the Bruins captain in a familiar spot.

As per 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.

At the age of 37, and in his 19th NHL season, Bergeron once again put on a defensive clinic from a forward.

First of all, he helped lead the Bruins to a record breaking 65-win and 135-point regular season, while that posting a team GAA of 2.12 (league's lowest in nine years).

Individually, Bergeron led the NHL with 1,043 face-off wins (eighth time in his career) and had the top win percentage among 52 centers that took at least 1,000 draws, at 61.1%.

To top it off, the Bruins had 59.7% of all shot attempts (5-on-5) when Bergeron was on the ice, and was on the ice for just 27 even-strength goals-against (78 GP).

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Patrice Bergeron's Latest Accolade Helped Further His Legacy

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