Finally, after years of Boston fans saying this Patrice Bergeron is noticed for his talents being nominated for the Selke Award for the 2012 NHL Awards. The Selke award is given to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game(via Wikipedia)
This season Bergeron played in all but one game for the Bruins, sitting out against the Ottawa Senators in the last regular season match up to rest for the post-season. He managed to post 22 goals and 42 assists while being ranked first in the League with a +36 for the season.
Bergeron has been a strong asset for the Bruins since being drafted in 2003. His rookie season in Boston he posted 16 goals and 23 assists in seventy-one games played.
Since coming in the League he has been one of the top players and it is at long last that he gets the recognition he deserves. Congratulations Patrice, we’re all rooting for you!