Chicago, IL – Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which honors a player deemed to best exemplify leadership qualities both on and off the ice.
Bergeron, who was also nominated for the Selke Trophy, posted 10 goals and 22 assists for the Bruins this season, and led the NHL in faceoff win percentage at 62.1 percent. He also has two game-winning goals in the postseason, including the Game 7 winner in the first round against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Also, he has been involved off the ice with the development of the Patrice's Pals program, which brings patients from local hospitals and others children's organizations to a Bruins home game where they get to meet Bergeron for autographs and pictures and sit in a luxury suite.
"It means a lot, it's a huge honor," said Bergeron of the award. "I like to lead by example and just work as hard as I can on and off the ice and help whoever I can."
He joins Ray Bourque (1992) and Dave Poulin (1993) as the other Bruins players to win the award.