Patrice Bergeron is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He plays for Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League and is an alternate captain of the team. Patrice is one of the best two-way forwards of the game at present. He is a part of the Canadian Ice Hockey team and has won gold for his country in world championships and the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. He won the Frank J. Selke Trophy award four times, which is the award given in NHL annually to the forward with best defensive skills. This toes him with the great Bob Gainey.
Statement By Patrice Bergeron
The murder of George Floyd brought light to the prevailing racism in the world. Patrice released a statement explaining his stance and action against racism. He said, “As many of you know, I don’t have social media. Right or wrong, I’ve often tried to stay away from making my opinions public. As hockey players, we have a tendency to do our business while staying quiet, without wanting to make too much noise. It is in our culture. But surrounding the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed, it made me realize that by not speaking up on the matter, and not using my voice as a professional athlete, it’s, in fact, allowing racism to fester and continue. Silence is not an option for me anymore.”
Donations By Patrice Bergeron
Patrice is a leader inside and outside the game. He motivates his team like a true mentor and does this by setting up an example in front of his team players. Patrice stayed true to his character when he decided to donate $25,000 to the Boston chapter of the NAACP, plus another $25,000 to Centre Multiethnique in his native Quebec. He has donated this money for affirming his fight against racism. He has received praise for his actions and has set an example in front of everyone.
Patrice Bergeron Backs Black People
Patrice was shocked by the incidents and further said in his statement that, “Today and going forward I want to listen, educated myself and stand up for the black community. We cannot change the past, but we certainly can change the future. It is time to truly acknowledge this cry for help.”