Patrice Bergeron Poised to Win Community Service Award


May 3, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) during the second period against the Montreal Canadiens in game two of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Patrice Bergeron Great Off the Ice

Just a month ago, Patrice Bergeron won a prize renowned across the league, the Selke  Trophy which is given to the best two-way forward in the NHL.

On Sep. 17, the Boston Bruins‘ veteran will receive yet another accolade, dubbed the Community Service Award, which will be bestowed upon him at the TD Garden by The Sports Museum. Other recipients of this title include ex-Patriot Tedy Bruschi, renowned skier Bode Miller, Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield and Olympian Kayla Harrison.

Earlier in the offseason, Bergeron was granted the NHL Foundation Award, embodying “the core values of ice hockey—commitment, perseverance and teamwork—to enrich the lives of people in his community,”

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The 28-year-old has been active in the community since he joined the Bruins as an 18-year-old in 2003, and his most notable program, called “Patrice’s Pals,” allows child patients in nearby hospitals to attend a Bruins home game, sit in a luxury sweet and have the chance to meet Bergy after the game.

He is also active at multiple other charities around the Boston area.

Last year, too, Bergeron was recognized for his actions off the ice when he won the King Clancy Trophy, dished out to a player exemplifying both leadership attributes and humanitarian efforts.