Sport: Ice Hockey
About him: Patrice Bergeron has been one of the best players on the Bruins since he was selected as an 18-year-old in the 2003 NHL draft. He made his Bruins debut in 2003-04 and has been a mainstay ever since, leading the Bruins to six playoff appearances, two trips to the Stanley Cup Final, and a championship in 2011. He played on Team Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympics, helping the team to a gold medal in Vancouver. Bergeron is a member of the “Triple Gold Club” in hockey, which includes individuals who have won an Olympic gold medal, a World Championship, and a Stanley Cup. He has 158 goals and 283 assists in his NHL career. Bergeron also won the Selke Trophy in 2011-12 as the league’s top defensive forward, and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2012-13 for leadership and humanitarianism. He consistently has one of the highest plus-minus ratings in the NHL.
Decision time: Team Canada must declare their final roster on Dec. 31.