By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Patrice Bergeron has been his usual outstanding self when on the ice this season. The league has certainly taken note, and now Bruins fans have a chance to reward him.
The Bruins announced on Thursday that Bergeron is part of the 2019 "Last Man In" vote for the 2019 All-Star Game. Each of the four divisions will have one player added to their rosters as voted on by fans. Voting is now open at NHL.com and will close next Thursday, Jan. 10 at midnight.
Bergeron has missed 16 games this season, but his injuries haven't affected his performance on the ice when he's been out there. He's scored 13 goals and 33 points in 24 games, including the pivotal game-tying goal in the Winter Classic against the Blackhawks. The Bruins won the Winter Classic 4-2, after Bergeron's outstanding effort turned the game in their favor.
If voted in, Bergeron would join teammate David Pastrnak as members of the 2019 Atlantic Division All-Stars. Here's the full initial roster for the Atlantic:
Jack Eichel, Sabres
Nikita Kucherov, Lightning
Auston Matthews, Maple Leafs (captain)
David Pastrnak, Bruins
Steven Stamkos, Lightning
John Tavares, Maple Leafs
Thomas Chabot, Senators
Keith Yandle, Panthers
Jimmy Howard, Red Wings
Carey Price, Canadiens
This season would mark the third All-Star appearance for Bergeron, who also got a nod in 2015 and 2016.
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