He is more than a full decade younger than his backstop Tim Thomas, yet their profiles in persistence rival one another.
It’s been two-and-a-half years since something of an aftershock within the first three months of his comeback from another concussion that took an earthquake-like toll on his health. Yet in that time, Bergeron has not taken long to kick an abundance of ice chips over the notion that he might not replenish his original self.
Rather, he has most recently elevated his standards upon helping the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup in 39 years last month.
With that, as Bergeron celebrates two special summer occasions at once this weekend, here is a look at some of his top games, plays and achievements dating back to the middle of the 2008-09 season.