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WATCH: Canadiens Announcer Lends Voice To Bergeron Tribute



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The Boston Bruins showed incredible class by having Montreal Canadiens announcer Michel Lacroix partake in captain Patrice Bergeron’s tribute in French.

After recently hitting the 1000-point plateau in hilarious fashion, Bergeron was honoured in Boston this past Saturday, and the Bruins added a fine touch to their tribute.

Calling on the famous announcer of their heated rival, the Bruins had Bergeron’s career recapped in both English and French to start what would go on to be a very emotional ceremony.

It was a touching moment for Bergeron, who didn’t look like he was expecting it; as he looked visibly emotional from hearing his native tongue in Beantown on such a night.

Listen to the full Tribute below:

Just a personal story on Bergeron.

In late April of 2022, as the 2021-2022 season was winding down, the Boston Bruins were in town to face the Canadiens on a night that just to happened to be the Guy Lafleur memorial, after the Habs legend unfortunately passed away at age 70.

The Boston Bruins, who had clinched a playoff spot by that point, wanted to rest Patrice Bergeron, along with half a dozen veterans, since Montreal wasn’t a very strong team.

Bergeron not only refused to be out for this game, but demanded he play to honour a local legend and legends of the team he grew up hating as a Nordiques fan.

Not only did Bergeron play an excellent game and showed great class throughout the evening with his kind words to Canadiens players and alumni, he scored the game-winning goal for the Bruins in poetic fashion to close out the game.

After the game, Bergeron was emotional, showing incredible respect for the Canadiens organization and a player that paved the way for guys like him.

The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins rivalry may be heated, but, in Ted Lasso fashion, Bergeron is one of those players you can’t help but root for.

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