The Hockey Club Lugano chose his NHL star for the lockout period. The HCL supporters can start and dream.
The HCL society reached an agreeement with the Canadian forward (center right) Patrice Bergeron, born of the 24th of July 1985 at L’Ancienne-Lorette (Quebec).
Bergeron (188 cm. X 86 kg.) is considered among the best “two-ways” centers in the world.
His palmares is indeed impressive. Bergeron is part of the club of the 25 Triple Gold. He won the world championship as 19 years old (2004), the Olympic Games (2010) as 25 years old with the Maple leaf National team and the 2010/2011 Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins, a team of which he has been assistan captain for 6 season. During the 2004/2005 season he became a U20 world champion with Sidney Crosby and entered in the All Star Team of the competition.
After having begun his sparkling career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, he was drafted in 2003 by the Boston Bruins.
With that Massachussets' team during the season 2003/2004 he played 598 games (regular season and playoff), collected 443 points (154 goals, 289 assists) and conquered, as said, the Stanley Cup at the end of the 2010/2011 championship (103 games, 77 points).
His skills have been even more highlighted during the previous season (2011/2012), when he became the best player ever of the NHL ranking (+ 36) and received the “Frank J. Selke Trophy” which awards the defender who best shows ability in the defensive phase of the game.
The signing of Bergeron was made possible thanks to a funding from persons outside the HCL organisation and to whom the society wishes to address its heartfelt thanks on this exciting and successful operation.
The player will arrive in Ticino during the following days and will be then presented to the media.