Jonathan Bernier

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Jonathan Bernier
JonathanBernier2010byKeith&Alyssa.jpg
Bernier at the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic
Born(1988-08-07) August 7, 1988 (age 26)
Laval, QC, CAN
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CatchesLeft
NHL team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
National team Canada
NHL Draft11th overall, 2006
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career2007–present
Websitejbernier45.com
 
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Jonathan Bernier
JonathanBernier2010byKeith&Alyssa.jpg
Bernier at the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic
Born(1988-08-07) August 7, 1988 (age 26)
Laval, QC, CAN
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CatchesLeft
NHL team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
National team Canada
NHL Draft11th overall, 2006
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career2007–present
Websitejbernier45.com

Jonathan Bernier (born August 7, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the first round (11th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, the team with whom he played his first four NHL seasons. He was traded to the Maple Leafs on June 23, 2013 in exchange for Ben Scrivens, Matt Frattin and a second round draft pick.

Playing career[edit]

Bernier's junior career was spent entirely with the Lewiston Maineiacs in the QMJHL. The first goal to be scored on him in the QMJHL was by his brother, Marc-André Bernier, at the Halifax Metro Center on September 24, 2004. The goal was in the first period at 15:39. It was Jonathan's first ever QMJHL game. During the 2006–2007 season, Bernier won the President's Cup with the Maineiacs as league champions of the QMJHL.

Los Angeles Kings[edit]

On September 29, 2007, Bernier was given the starting role for the Kings in their 2007–08 NHL season debut game versus the Anaheim Ducks in London, England. He allowed one goal on 27 shots, earning the win by the final score of 4–1, while being named the second star of the game. During the 07–08 season, Bernier finished with a 1–3 record, a 4.03 goals against average and a .864 save percentage. Due to these numbers, Bernier was sent back to his junior team in Lewiston.

Due to the emergence of Jonathan Quick, the Kings were able to keep Bernier playing with the Manchester Monarchs to season him in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the 2008–2009 and 2009–2010 seasons. He would be named to Team Canada for the 2010 AHL All-Star game.[1]

While Quick was attending to the birth of his first child, Bernier made his 2010 debut for the Kings with a 29 save 2–1 shootout win against the Dallas Stars, where he also stopped all six shots he faced in the shootout. On March 30 he recorded a 2–0 shutout against the Nashville Predators in his second NHL game of the 2009–2010 season.[2]

On April 4, 2013, against the Minnesota Wild at Staples Center, Bernier recorded his first shutout of the season, with 23 saves in a 3–0 victory.

Toronto Maple Leafs[edit]

On June 23, 2013, Bernier was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Matt Frattin, goalie Ben Scrivens, and a second-round draft pick in either 2014 or 2015.[3]

In the lead up to his first season with the Leafs, Bernier gained attention among the fan base for his memorable victory in a fight with Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller during a pre-season game on September 22, 2013 in which Leafs won 5-3. It was Bernier's first fight since junior.[4]

The start of the 2013-2014 season saw Bernier and Reimer split playing time, however as the season went on, Bernier cemented himself in the starter role. On March 14, in his debut return to Los Angeles, Bernier played one period before leaving with a lower body injury. Bernier would miss 5 games due to injury, during which the Maple Leafs went 0-5-0. On April 3, 2014, Bernier again suffered another lower body injury and left the game at 8:22 in the third period after Maple Leafs Defenceman Paul Ranger pushed Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins onto him.

International career[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold2008 Czech Republic
Spengler Cup
Gold2012 Davos

Bernier represented Canada at the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships in April, which were held in Sweden. Canada finished fourth at the tournament.

He was invited to the 2007 Canadian World Junior selection camp but lost out to Montreal Canadiens current goaltender Carey Price and Calgary Flames prospect Leland Irving.

Along with Steve Mason, Bernier was chosen as one of Canada's goalies for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, in which he finished with a 1–1 record and a 2.00 goals against average as Canada won the gold medal.

During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Bernier represented Canada at the 2012 Spengler Cup, winning a gold medal.

Personal life[edit]

Bernier is the younger brother of Marc-André Bernier, a draft choice of the Vancouver Canucks and who is now captain of Ligue Magnus's Diables Rouges de Briançon.[5] Bernier was one of the groomsmen at the wedding of Meghan Agosta and Marco Marciano, the goaltending coach of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the QMJHL on August 31, 2012.[6] Bernier is married to Martine Forget, a model, and they have a son, Tyler.[7]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPWLOTLMINGASOGAASV%GPWLMINGASOGAASV%
2004–05Lewiston MaineiacsQMJHL23712313536702.97.90710020000.001.000
2005–06Lewiston MaineiacsQMJHL5427260324114622.70.9086243591712.84.914
2006–07Lewiston MaineiacsQMJHL372610021869422.58.9051716110254012.34.919
2007–08Los Angeles KingsNHL41302381604.03.864
2007–08Lewiston MaineiacsQMJHL341812320249202.73.9086243481702.93.918
2007–08Manchester MonarchsAHL3111184501.63.946303195902.76.908
2008–09Manchester MonarchsAHL5423244310112452.40.910
2009–10Manchester MonarchsAHL5830216342411692.03.936161069963031.81.939
2009–10Los Angeles KingsNHL3300185411.30.957
2010–11Los Angeles KingsNHL25118313785732.48.913
2011–12Los Angeles KingsNHL165628903512.36.909
2012–13Heilbronner Falken2.GBun136707923412.57
2012–13Los Angeles KingsNHL149317682411.88.92210030000.001.000
2013–14Toronto Maple LeafsNHL5526197308413812.68.923
NHL totals117553913654427472.51.91810030000.001.000

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Preceded by
Anže Kopitar
Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
2006
Succeeded by
Trevor Lewis