Mike Bergin

Hometown:

Kanata Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1988-06-30

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

7th round (209th overall), 2008

Weight:

198 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2007-08: Bergin was passed over in both the 2006 and 2007 NHL Entry Drafts but the Stars used their final pick in 2008 to select the big defenseman.  According to his former coach Bill Bowker, “(Mike) dominated the league” in his final season with CJAHL’s Smiths Falls Bears.  Bergin served as the team’s captain.

2008-09: Bergin played as a Freshman at R.P.I.(NCAA). He picked up 1 assist in 6 games.

2009-10: Bergin played a bigger role, playing in 30 games. He scored 4 goals and 7 assists, adding 52 PIMs.

2010-11: Bergin escalated his career high in points from 11 to 18 as he inherited an increased role with the club.  Being older than many players on the team, Bergin is looked to as a veteran and calming influence.  His steady play and improvement has made him the team’s best all-around defender.  He will be named co-captain for the 2011-12 season.

 

Talent Analysis

For 6’3, 200 pounds he is a smooth skater and shows good hockey smarts.  He makes safe, smart passes and displays good vision.  He possesses a good shot from the point with puck skills to match, giving him some potential for an offensive upside.  He’s a physical defenseman that enjoys the rough stuff and is a leader on the ice.

 

Future

Not signed by the Stars, will play in Sweden for the 2012-13 season.

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