Patrice Bergeron has never been a player to highlight his personal accomplishments, but the Bruins did just that Saturday.
The Bruins honored the team captain for reaching 1,000 career points before Boston’s 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Bergeron became the fourth player in franchise history after assisting Brad in Marchand’s goal against Amalie at his arena on November 21 against the Lightnings. Tampa Bay fans and several Bruins fans in attendance gave Bergeron a standing ovation, but the 37-year-old was able to celebrate his feat with his family at TD Gardens .
Ray Bourque, John Bucyk and Phil Esposito were featured in a video welcoming the five-time Selque winner to the 1,000 Point Club, while Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker was at the pre-game ceremony to officially declare on December 17. I met a 19 year veteran before. Federal “Patrice Bergeron Day”.
“It means a lot,” Bergeron told reporters, as seen in NESN’s post-match coverage. “I have been in this city for a long time, playing in front of the fans and they appreciate it. and my teammates, they were a big part of why I was able to reach this milestone, and again, a huge thank you to all of them and obviously to the fans. I have.”
Bergeron didn’t light up the stat sheets, but his defensive and captaincy play was key to the Bruins’ victory over the Blue Jackets, who earned their first star honor on Saturday.