Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 16: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins is announced before the Bruins home opener against the Dallas Stars at TD Garden on October 16, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron is Vegas-bound next month, with the do-it-all center named to the 2022 NHL All-Star Atlantic Division team.

The marks Bergeron’s third NHL All-Star appearance of his career, and his first in six years after being selected for back-to-back games in 2015 and 2016.

Bergeron’s latest All-Star Game honor comes in the midst of a season that’s seen him score 11 goals and 17 assists for 28 points with a plus-seven rating in 33 games. Bergeron ranks second on the team in goals, assists, points and plus-minus, and leads the NHL in faceoff percentage (64.3%). 

In addition to Bergeron, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy has been selected to the 2022 NHL All-Star Last Man In vote, according to the NHL. The 2022 NHL All-Star Last Man In vote allows one player from each team to join a pool of 31 players from which fans can select four (one from each division) to join their respective All-Star rosters.

The 2022 NHL All-Star Last Man In vote is now open at Voting closes on January 17th and the four Last Man In winners will be announced on January 18th.

The biggest surprise of all, of course, comes with Brad Marchand not making the team.

Undoubtedly one of the best players in the game — and for about the last half decade, for that matter — Marchand ranks ninth in the NHL in goals (19) and seventh in points (41), but somehow did not make the All-Star Game.

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