Here Are 1,000 Highlights Of Patrice Bergeron In Honor Of His 1,000th Career NHL Game Tonight

Portrait of Patrice Bergeron-ClearyWayne Cashman, Johnny Bucyk, Ray Bourque, Don Sweeney and now Patrice Bergeron. All 5 players will have played 1,000 career NHL games with the Boston Bruins after tonight.

BergronMarchandPatrice was drafted in the 2nd round (45th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft from the Acadie-Bathurst Titans (QMJHL), but no one thought he would make the B’s right out of camp. Fourth months later he was suiting up for his first NHL game, and 10 days after that he scored his first NHL goal.

Bruins v LeafsFast forward (nearly) 16 years later and tonight he will be skating in his 1,000th career NHL game.

So what has he done since that first game in 2003? He’s won Four Selke Trophies, the Stanley Cup in 2011, 2 Olympic Gold Medals, World Championship, King Clancy Memorial Trophy, an NHL Foundation Player Award, World Cup of Hockey Championship, World Junior Championship and a Spengler Cup. Not a big deal.

Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game SevenIt’s weird to say I grew up watching Patrice Bergeron, but I did. I was 9 when he joined the B’s, and he’s been my favorite player ever since. I still have his Reebok posters, signed pucks, pictures, sticks, you name it. My NYC apartment is draped in his jerseys.

Boston Bruins v Chicago BlackhawksWithout Bergy there is no Weekend at Bergy’s (my former Bruins blog), and without Weekend at Bergy’s, my job at Barstool doesn’t exist. So thank you Bergy.

Screen Shot 2019-02-04 at 9.25.57 PMBut enough about me, tonight is about Patrice. He’s had a hell of a career, 305 goals, 473 assists for 778 career points. 16 goals, 28 assists for 44 points in his current season. He’s bound for the Hall of fame and no one will ever wear No. 37 in Boston again.

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Here are 1,000 highlights in honor of his 1,000th game.

2006 – 31 goal season

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2009 – Bergeron beats the piss out of Josh Gorges

2010 – Walking Chris Pronger

2011 -STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS

2013 – Scoring the game tying and the game winning goal in Game 7 against the Leafs #ItWasFourToOne

He was a god damn warrior the entire 2013 playoffs:

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2014 – Another 30 goal season

2016 – World Cup of Hockey

2018 – Four goals game against the Hurricanes

Patrice Bergeron in a nut shell

I may or may not have cried while watching that ^

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37 forever. Let’s go Bruins.

It’s a great night to win a hockey game.