Brett Giroux, Chazy, N.Y.
I feel Patrice Bergeron deserved to be on your top 20 list of the top centers in the NHL.
This is a man who is a leader, mentor, helps out in the community and is on the first PP and PK units. He led his team in points last season, won a gold medal and has been through more pain and disappointment in his hockey career than anyone else at his age.
He is ready, experienced and talented enough to be an elite player this year.