Most of Canada was in shock when Patrice Bergeron was named to the 2010 Canadian Olympic team, but he earned his spot and has been one of the best two-way players in the league since then.
No one should really be surprised that Bergeron has turned into such a good player.
He was named MVP of the 2005 World Junior Championship after winning gold on probably the best World Junior team ever, playing with the likes of Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf, Jeff Carter, Dion Phaneuf, Shea Weber, Mike Richards, Corey Perry, Brent Seabrook and Andrew Ladd.
Bergeron then had back-to-back 70 point seasons before this brutal cheap shot that caused him to miss the rest of the 2007-08 season with a concussion.
In 2008-09, Bergeron really didn't look like the same player, but in 2009-10 he was good enough to make the Canadian Olympic team.
This season, Bergeron has 39 points in 49 games, and is seventh in the league with a phenomenal plus-21. He's also top 20 in the league in faceoffs and is playing some of the best hockey of his career.