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20 Hart Trophy Candidates

By Mike Brennan
Jan 17, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) scores a goal on Montreal Canadiens goalie Ben Scrivens (40) during the third period at the United Center. The Chicago Blackhawks won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 17, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) scores a goal on Montreal Canadiens goalie Ben Scrivens (40) during the third period at the United Center. The Chicago Blackhawks won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 19, 2016; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron (37) trips over Montreal Canadiens forward David Desharnais (51) during the first period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 16: Patrice Bergeron, C, Boston Bruins

Bergeron sits 14th in the league in points with 44 on 19 goals. According to The Hockey News’ scouting report of Bergeron, he is a fantastic two-way player and very versatile — which makes sense when you look at his possession numbers, which have been positive since he came in to the league in 2007. With all his possession of the puck, Bergeron is able to average about 3.53 shots per game, with a 10.8 shooting percentage. He is also on the Atlantic Division All-Star team as a center.

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The Bruins this season currently sit third in their division with 57 points. Bergeron is the leading scorer on the Bruins, and he is one of the best centers in the league, winning well over half of his faceoffs. His Corsi-for percentage is up around 55, which is outstanding and really shows he gets puck to the net and keeps hold of the puck. He is not a stranger to the Hart Trophy, as he has been in the talks for it for the past four seasons. This season, he will be in talks again, but nothing more than that.

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