Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 5/15/13
Patrice Bergeron is a lot of things to the Boston Bruins. He is an assistant captain. A leader on and off the ice. The longest tenured Bruin, he emulates everything that it means to wear the spoked-B. He is the teams best all-around forward who excels at the little things. He is a great face-off man, a top penalty killer, defensively responsible, and as displayed Monday night, incredibly clutch. He does it all for the black and gold, and yet in the scheme of the NHL, the 9-year NHL veteran sort of flies under the radar.  Last year he finally got some well deserved recognition, being named the Frank J. Selke trophy as the league's best defensive forward, not that there was a single Bruins fan surprised by this news. He has been named a finalist for the Selke trophy once again in 2013 as he looks to take the award in back-to-back years. It's no surprise that he is a finalist after another very solid year. Bergy led the NHL this year in face-off percentage, winning 62.1% of his draws and leading
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