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Bergeron, Burns, Keith finalists for Foundation Player Award

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TSN.ca Staff
5/2/2014 12:08:32 PM
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Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron, San Jose Sharks forward Brent Burns and Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith have been named finalists for the 2013-14 NHL Foundation Player Award, presented to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community."

The 30 NHL clubs each submitted a nomination for their team and the finalists were selected by a judging panel. Bergeron's community intitatives include “Patrice's Pals,” a program that provides children from various youth organizations the opportunity to watch Bruins home games from a luxury suite.

Among the charities that have participated are Boston Children's Hospital, Defending the Blue Line, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Franciscan Hospital for Children, The Jimmy Fund, The Home for Little Wanderers and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Burns has donated more than $1 million to Defending the Blue Line, which provides children of military families the opportunity to play hockey. He hosts guests in the “Burnzie's Battalion” suite at SAP Center each season and his hockey equipment drives at Sharks Ice at San Jose are the organization's most lucrative fundraisers each year. Burns also shaved his infamous long hair and beard to raise $24,000 for DTBL and the Katie Moore Foundation this season, established by close friend and former teammate Dominic Moore to help those suffering from rare cancers.

Keith's impact in the Chicago community is felt through his charity, Keith Relief. Keith and his wife assist others by alleviating some of the financial and emotional burdens of families and individuals during times of medical crises. Keith Relief has raised more than $250,000 through benefit concerts since 2012, with all proceeds benefiting the organization as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

Patrice Bergeron (Photo: Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

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