It is the same story every season for No.37. He is consistent, tough, and leads by example. He is like that High Honor Roll student in high school who gets straight ‘As’ every year. Bergeron has 25 points (10 goals, 15 assists) and his plus-15 rating is good for a tie for second with Johnny Boychuk, and he trails only Jarome Iginla (+16) for tops on the Black and Gold.
Bergeron is masterful at the faceoff dot and as good as it gets in the defensive zone as a forward. He even dropped the gloves with Buffalo’s Tyler Myers last month. There isn’t one thing that Bergeron wouldn’t do for his team. We all know that. He is irreplaceable.
There is no question Bergeron could have gotten more money on the open market. He took a hometown discount because that is the type of player and human being he is. Hats off to Peter Chiarelli for getting it done before the season.