Patrice Bergeron won the 15th Mark Messier NHL Leadership Trophy on Tuesday. The award highlights great leadership qualities and is chosen by Messier himself.
In his first year as captain for the B’s, Bergeron scored 23 goals and 48 points in 54 games. Bergeron also earned his 10th straight Selke Trophy as the game’s best two-way forward.
”There’s more than just X’s and O’s and playing the game of hockey. It’s about the community and what impact you can bring to people,” Bergeron went on to say on the acceptance of the award.
Bergeron would thank his former captains before him for showing him what it takes to be a true leader. He would also thank his two alternate captains, Brad Marchand, and David Krejci.
Bergeron has spent the past 17 seasons with the B’s, but was named captain for the 2020-2021 season after Zdeno Chara left, inking a deal with the Capitals.