On the sidelines of their visit to the Videotron Center in Quebec for two preseason meetings next October, the Kings intend to call up Patrice Bergeron.
This was confirmed by Kings president Luc Robitaille in an interview on the show JiCTuesday.
“We’re going to try to get him to come to the game,” the Hall of Famer admitted.
The Kings will play one of two preseason games against the Bruins on Oct. 3, which could also be a great opportunity for Quebecers to say hello to Bergeron, a native of Ancienne-Lorette.
“People don’t forget Patrice. He did so much for the Bruins. He is a player who represents a lot for Quebecers,” said “Lucky Luke”.
A unique experience
If the team’s practice schedule is busy at times, the Los Angeles organization intends to take full advantage of its upcoming stay in the old capital.
“The experience will be good for our players to spend four or five days together,” Robitaille admitted.
The opportunity will be great, especially for the two Quebecers on the team, Phillip Danault and Pierre-Luc Dubois.
“They were very happy about it! It will be fun for them because their families and friends will be able to watch the matches. We’ll be here for a few days, so he’ll have time to himself.”
For the benefit of the people of Quebec
In addition to their regular activities on the ice, the Kings would like to use their presence in Quebec to help organizations and sports in the region.
“We know there will be a good crowd and enthusiasm for these matches. We would like to hold an event to benefit minor hockey over the weekend. I can tell it’s going to be a good weekend of hockey for the people of Quebec,” concluded the author of 1,394 points in 1,431 NHL games with the Kings, Penguins, Rangers and Red Wings.
Watch Luc Robitaille’s full interview in the video above.