Some good news to come after last night’s bummer. Patrice Bergeron, Mr. Perfect himself, is a finalist for the NHL Foundation Award.
What is the NHL Foundation Award you ask?
It is presented to “an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community.”
From the NHL’s press release:
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Since arriving in Boston at the age of 18, Bergeron has established himself as a force on the ice as well as an even greater leader within the community. In 2006-07, he introduced “Patrice’s Pals,” a program that provides children from various youth organizations the opportunity to watch Bruins home games from a luxury suite and meet Bergeron following the game.
Among the charities that have participated are Boston Children’s Hospital, Defending the Blue Line, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Franciscan Hospital for Children, The Jimmy Fund, The Home for Little Wanderers and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Well earned nomination for Bergy. He is also a finalist for the Selke Award for best defensive forward.