As a 12-year-old kid, the only thing Patrice Bergeron hated more than he loved scoring goals was having his team scored on while he was on the ice.
On Wednesday, Bergeron was (finally) honored by the NHL with the Frank J. Selke Trophy, recognizing the best defensive forward in the league. Finishing the 2011-12 campaign with an NHL-leading plus/minus rating of plus-36, Bergeron also managed to rank second on the Bruins in points, showing that he's a two-way forward rather than just a defensive presence.
In his acceptance speech, Bergeron admits that his main concern was just not forgetting to thank anyone, but he clearly wasn't going to forget his teammates, playing the familiar role of the understated star.
Watch the video above for an interview with Bergeron, as well as a few clips from his night in Las Vegas.