NHL Statline: 32 goals, 36 assists, 68 points
Aggregate Grade: Guess.
I could spend hours talking to you about how great a player Patrice Bergeron is.
I could tell you that since he came to the Bruins he has epitomized what it means to be a Bruin for over 12 years.
I could tell you he's been to the All-Star game.
I could tell you he's a three time Selke award winner, and one of the many to be nominated back to back and win with a nomination coming this year, he could theoretically end up tying with Bob Gainey for most Selke wins in a career.
I could tell you he's one of Canada's best forwards and has routinely been awarded medals in international competition to the point I think they actively make sure he's got one for good luck.
I could tell you he's a gem of a human being.
I could tell you he's a member of the Triple Gold Club.
I could tell you he's a possession monster that translates into one of the most dominant two way centers in the NHL.
I could tell you that his bromance with Brad Marchand will almost certainly go on to be a bestseller at all major bookstores.
I could tell you he's a Stanley Cup champion and was part of the two way final punch the Bruins needed to win that game 7.
I could tell you he is the focal point of my favorite live hockey memory ever.
But I'm not gonna tell you that. Because you already know all that.
So here's what I'm gonna tell ya.
I'm gonna tell you that Patrice Bergeron will almost certainly continue to be one of the most dominant two way players to ever play ice hockey at a professional level.
I'm gonna tell you that this is far from the only year he will be at the All-Star game, nor the lead points-getter for Boston.
I will tell you that the name Patrice Bergeron-Cleary will hang above the TD Garden ice and parquet when his career at long last comes to a close.
I will tell you that Patrice Bergeron is perfect.
and I will tell you that Patrice Bergeron is the best player on the modern Boston Bruins.