Patrice Bergeron Will Have an Impact on One Special Person Long After Retirement

Published May 4, 2023 at 0:32

Patrice Bergeron has impacted not only the Bruins franchise but the city of Boston in a good way, and if this is the end, it's clear his influence has made a difference.

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Boston Hockey Now recently shared a write-up about Matt Brown, who underwent a tragedy at age 15 but was aided throughout his recovery by the Bruins' captain. Jimmy Murphy shared his story:

''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.''

According to Brown, not only did Bergeron visit him right after the horrible incident, but also when the Bruins were on the road to face the then Atlanta 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

Whether this is the end of what is likely a Hall of Fame Career or not, Bruins fans should keep celebrating Patrice Bergeron and telling amazing stories as such.

Find the link to the full story by Jimmy Murphy of BHN in the Tweet below:

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