Many Bruins fans are under the impression that every day is “Patrice Bergeron Day,” but Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 is now officially Captain’s Day in the eyes of the state.
To celebrate Bergeron’s 1,000th career point, Governor Charlie Baker presented Bergeron with a proclamation declaring it to be his day.
Bergeron, in return, presented Baker with a signed jersey. “Thank you for everything!” Bergeron wrote. “Congratulations on your new role with the NCAA. Good luck!”
The Bruins also presented Bergeron with a $37,000 donation to Patrice’s Pals, a personalized cake and several other gifts.
Phil Esposito, a member of the Bruins 1,000 points club, said he believed Bergeron was a future Hall of Famer.
“If there’s a better all-rounder in the league, I don’t know who it is,” Esposito said.
Bergeron scored 1,000 points Nov. 21 in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is the fourth Bruins player to accomplish this feat, after Ray Bourque, Johnny Bucyk and Esposito.
He is close to catching Esposito, who finished his career with 1,012 points.
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