Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marc-Andre Bergeron
Marc-Andre Bergeron was born October 13, 1980 in St-Louis-de-France, Quebec. A free-agent signing by the Edmonton Oilers in 2002, Bergeron is a graduate of the QMJHL.

An offensively gifted defenceman, Bergeron played four seasons in the QMJHL, beginning his career in 1997-98 with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar before being dealt to the Shawinigan Cataractes in midway through the 1998-99 season. Following seasons of 20 and 35 points, Bergeron point totals jumped to 74 in 1999-00 and to 101 in 2000-01. During his 101 point season, Bergeron established a new record for goals by a defenceman with 42, breaking the old record of 41 held by Rimouski Oceanic defenceman Derrick Walser in 1997-98, while capturing CHL Defenceman-of-the-Year honours.

Seeing the offensive upside that Bergeron had despite his small stature, the Edmonton Oilers took a chance and signed the 2001 QMJHL/CHL First Team All-Star from Shawinigan in the spring of 2001. Bergeron made his professional debut in 2001-02 with the Oilers AHL affiliate in Hamilton and spent the better part of the 2002-03 season in the AHL, leading all Hamilton defencemen in scoring with 39 points ( 8-31-39), while being named to the AHL's Second All-Star Team. while seeing his first action with the parent club in the latter stages of the season.

Despite playing the majority of the 2002-03 season in the AHL, Bergeron went on to see limited action with the parent club in the latter stages of the season. In 2003-04, Bergeron spent the better part of the season in Edmonton, where he registered 26 points (9-17-26) from the back end, while seeing limited action with the club's AHL affiliate in Toronto.

During the NHL lockout of 2004-05, Bergeron played 10 games for Brynas IF Gavle of the Elitserien league in Sweden. He returned to NHL action the following season and tallied 35 points in 75 games. In the playoffs that season Bergeron and the Oilers would come within one win of the Stanley Cup.

The following season Bergeron would compete in 55 games with the Oilers before being dealt to the New York Islanders just prior to the NHL trading deadline for Denis Grebeshkov. Over a season and a half with the Islanders, Bergeron recorded 15 goals and 24 points in 69 games. His stint with the Islanders was short lived however, as Bergeron was dealt to the Anaheim Ducks at the NHL trading deadline in exchange for a 2008 3rd round draft pick.

On October 6, 2009, Bergeron signed on as a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens. He would spend only one season in Montreal however, inking another one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on January 4, 2011.

During the 2012-13 lockout shortened season, Bergeron appeared in 12 games for the Lightning, recording a goal and four assists before being traded at the NHL trade deadline to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Adam Hall and a draft pick.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Cap-de-Madeleine Estacades QAAA 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 40 6 14 20 48 -22
1998-99 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 47 9 14 23 57 -20
1998-99 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 23 5 7 12 66 +8 5 2 2 4 24
1999-00 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 70 24 50 74 173 +16 13 4 7 11 45
2000-01 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 69 42 59 101 185 +47 10 4 11 15 24
2001-02 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 50 2 13 15 61 +5 9 1 4 5 8
2002-03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 5 1 1 2 9 +2 1 0 1 1 0
2002-03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 66 8 31 39 73 +34 20 0 7 7 25
2003-04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 54 9 17 26 26 +13
2003-04 Toronto Roadrunners AHL 17 4 3 7 23 +4
2004-05 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 10 3 2 5 72 -1
2004-05 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden-Q 9 1 2 3 8
2005-06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 75 15 20 35 38 +3 18 2 1 3 14
2006-07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 55 8 17 25 28 -9
2006-07 New York Islanders NHL 23 6 15 21 10 +5 5 1 1 2 6
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 46 9 9 18 16 -14
2007-08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 9 0 1 1 4 -2
2008-09 Minnesota Wild NHL 72 14 18 32 30 +5
2009-10 Montreal Canadiens NHL 60 13 21 34 16 -7 19 2 4 6 10
2009-10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 3 0 6 6 0 +6
2010-11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 23 2 6 8 8 -10 14 2 1 3 9
2010-11 Norfolk Admirals AHL 13 2 6 8 6 -3
2011-12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 43 4 20 24 20 +6
2012-13 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 12 1 4 5 4 +3
2012-13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 13 0 4 4 5 -7
2013-14 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 46 7 26 33 40 14 2 6 8 31
2014-15 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 46 4 16 20 38 13 0 5 5 10
2015-16 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 43 7 18 25 22 3 1 1 2 0
2016-17 Cleveland Monsters AHL 22 5 8 13 8 -2
NHL Totals 490 82 153 235 214 57 7 8 15 39


QMJHL First All-Star Team (2001)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2001)
Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2001)
AHL Second All-Star Team (2003)
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 20, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), January 23, 2005. Traded to NY Islanders by Edmonton with Edmonton's 3rd round pick (later traded back to Edmonton, later traded to Anaheim, later traded back to NY Islanders - NY Islanders selected Kirill Petrov) in 2008 NHL Draft for Denis Grebeshkov, February 18, 2007. Traded to Anaheim by NY Islanders for Edmonton's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, NY Islanders selected Kirill Petrov) in 2008 NHL Draft, February 26, 2008. Traded to Minnesota by Anaheim for Minnesota's 3rd round pick (Brandon McMillan) in 2008 NHL Draft, June 10, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 6, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, January 4, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to head injury vs. Binghamton (AHL), November 30. 2012. Traded to Carolina by Tampa Bay for Adam Hall and Carolina's 7th round pick (Joel Vermin) in 2013 NHL Draft, April 2, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Zurich (Swiss), July 18, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, February 28, 2017.
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