You might know a Bruins superfan who named their dog Tuukka or Looch. Here’s a new one: a baby girl named after Patrice Bergeron.
Meet Bergerine, born eight months ago. Her parents, Rob Eilers and Meredith Dinsdale of Mason City, Iowa, had the thrill of meeting their beloved No. 37 after Thursday’s morning skate at the Xcel Energy Center.
Before posing for photos, Bergeron signed a jersey and inscribed a poster of baby photos, “From one Bergy to another.”
He said fans have told him about pets named Bergy, and little girls with “Patrice” as their middle names, but never a prenom (alternately, “first name”).
“It’s flattering,” Bergeron said. “She’s very cute. It’s great to meet them. They’re great fans, obviously.”
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