Bergeron came out of the QMJHL playing two seasons with he Acadie-Bathurst Titan before being selected by the Bruins in the 2nd round of the 2003 Entry Draft (45th overall); was named to the QAAA Second All-Star Team (2002).
Bergie avoided the sophomore slump his next season with the Bruins (2005-2006) playing in his 100th NHL game in December of that year and recording his 100th NHL point with an assist that following March He was also the youngest player in Bruins history to record a 30-goal season (20 years, 262 days) scoring his 30th and 31st goals that April.
Bergie has a long-time girlfriend, Stephanie Bertrand, with whom he spends his summers with living in Quebec.
He has become friends with Matt Brown of Norwood High School who injured his neck playing hockey for his HS team this past January.
Bergie also created the Patrice's Pals Program which brings patients from local hospitals and other children's organizations to the TD Garden to experience a Bruins home game where these deserving children are able to feel the excitement of a professional hockey game as VIP guests.
"Well, obviously it started when I saw the hit on the news and I heard about him being injured like that," said Bergeron. "Especially playing hockey, it touched me right away and I wanted to send a note to him and send a jersey as well.
"So we did that through the Bruins and it got to him. After that, I just heard that he was sent to Atlanta to get better for rehab and stuff...[and] I figured it was a perfect day to come and meet him. Obviously, we asked and the Bruins have spoken to his parents to make sure that we could come meet him and not bother him in his rehab and he accepted it.
"So I was happy to have the chance to meet him, and we did and it was a wonderful experience."
I'm sure some of you may already know, but Patrice is the Bruins own cover boy!! He appeared on the December 2008 issue of "The Improper Bostonian" for which he got grief from his teammates, of course!! BUT LOOK AT THAT COVER SHOT - NICE!!!