Patrice Bergeron, tällä kertaa pelitilanteiden ulkopuolelta. Täällä ei taida olla omaa ketjua humaaneille tai herrasmiesmäisille suorituksille, joten menköön tänne.
It was a brief conversation with an opponent on Hockey Fights Cancer Night that will stand the test of time. Waiting for a faceoff at center ice, he was approached by Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron, who quickly asked Thompson how his wife, Rachel, is doing after she had a cancerous mass removed from her right leg in January 2019.
Back in 2004-05, Bergeron, now 37, was a 19-year-old teammate of Thompson’s father, Brent, with the Providence Bruins during the NHL lockout. Bergeron was a frequent visitor to the family’s home and even played street hockey with a 7-year-old Tage and his younger brother, Tyce.
Determined to build upon a 38-goal breakout season, Thompson has made complacency his greatest enemy during the grind of the 82-game schedule.