Bergeron deserved to be top 20

Brett Giroux, Chazy, N.Y.

I feel Patrice Bergeron deserved to be on your top 20 list of the top centers in the NHL.

This is a man who is a leader, mentor, helps out in the community and is on the first PP and PK units. He led his team in points last season, won a gold medal and has been through more pain and disappointment in his hockey career than anyone else at his age.

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He is ready, experienced and talented enough to be an elite player this year.