The American Hockey League announced today that Providence Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has been named the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending November 21, 2004. Bergeron recorded three goals and six assists for nine points in four games for the Bruins.
After Providence was shut out, 1-0, by Bridgeport on Wednesday night, Bergeron recorded two assists on Friday as the Bruins rebounded with a 4-2 win over Springfield. He then had the biggest night of his young pro career on Saturday, tying an AHL season high with five points (two goals, three assists) to help Providence roll past Portland, 7-1. Bergeron finished the week with a goal and an assist in the Bruins’ 4-3 overtime loss to Philadelphia on Sunday.
In recognition of his achievement, Bergeron will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Bruins home game.
The youngest player in the AHL this season, the 19-year-old Bergeron has recorded seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points in 14 games with Providence. He picked up 16 goals and 23 assists for 39 points in 71 NHL games with Boston in 2003-04. A native of Ancienne-Lorette, Que., Bergeron was selected by Boston in the second round (45th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Other nominees for CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week include Albany left wing Dean McAmmond, Binghamton left wing Denis Hamel, Bridgeport goaltender Wade Dubielewicz, Chicago goaltender Kari Lehtonen, Cleveland right wing Shane Joseph, Edmonton goaltender Tyler Moss, Grand Rapids defenseman Niklas Kronwall, Hershey right wing Carl Corazzini, Houston center Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Lowell right wing Chad Larose, Manchester center Yanick Lehoux, Manitoba left wing Lee Goren, Milwaukee left wing Scottie Upshall, Norfolk goaltender Adam Munro, Philadelphia left wing Jon Sim, Portland center Jakub Klepis, Rochester center Derek Roy, San Antonio center Petr Taticek, Springfield goaltender Jamie Storr, St. John’s center Kyle Wellwood, Syracuse center Alexander Svitov, Utah center Jeff Taffe and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton center Kris Beech.