LIGHTNING RECALL D MARC-ANDRE BERGERON

By on February 6, 2011

For immediate release February 5th, 2011      courtsey of the Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Marc-Andre
Bergeron from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today,
vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Bergeron, 5-foot-9, 198 pounds, has played in 13 games with the Admirals
this season, posting two goals and eight points after being signed as a
free agent on January 4. He played in 60 games with the Montreal Canadiens
last season, recording 13 goals and 34 points. He led all Montreal
defensemen in goals and was tied for the lead in points. Bergeron was tied
for the team lead for game-winning goals with four and third for power
play goals with seven. He was tied for ninth in the NHL for goals among
defensemen. Bergeron also played in three games with Montreal’s AHL
affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, notching six assists.

A native of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Bergeron has played in 399 career NHL
games with the Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Anaheim Ducks,
Minnesota Wild and the Canadiens. He has amassed 75 goals, 43 power play
goals and 194 points. During the previous two seasons the offensive
defenseman has ranked tied for fourth in the NHL among defensemen in goals
with 27 and fifth for goals per game with .205. Bergeron has eclipsed the
10-goal barrier on three occasions since the 2005-06 season (2005-06, 15;
2008-09, 14; 2009-10, 13). Bergeron has also played in 43 career Stanley
Cup Playoff games, recording five goals and 12 points, including 19 games
last season with Montreal.

Bergeron was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Oilers on July 20,
2001.

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