Bernier at the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic
August 7, 1988 |
Laval, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||11th overall, 2006
Los Angeles Kings
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 with. He was traded to the Maple Leafs on June 23, 2013, in exchange for Ben Scrivens, Matt Frattin and a second-round draft pick.
Bernier's junior career was spent entirely with the Lewiston Maineiacs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). The first goal scored on him in the QMJHL was ironically 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 2006–07 season, Bernier won the President's Cup with the Maineiacs as champions of the QMJHL.
On September 29, 2007, Bernier was given the starting role for the Kings in their 2007–08 debut game versus the Anaheim Ducks in London, England. He allowed one goal on 27 shots, earning the win of his career by the final score of 4–1, while being named the second star of the game. During the 2007–08 season, Bernier finished with a 1–3 record, a 4.03 goals against average (GAA) and a .864 save percentage. Bernier was then 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 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons. He would be named to Team Canada for the 2010 AHL All-Star Game.
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 2009–10 season.
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 goaltender Ryan Miller during a pre-season game on September 22, 2013, in which Leafs won 5–3. It was Bernier's first fight since playing junior hockey.
The start of the 2013–14 season saw Bernier and James Reimer split playing time; however, as the season progressed, Bernier cemented himself in the starter's 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 five games due to injury, during which the Maple Leafs went 0–5–0. On April 3, 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 the Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron on top of him.
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|2008 Czech Republic|
Along with Steve Mason, Bernier was chosen as one of Team Canada's goaltenders for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, held in the Czech Republic, in which he finished with a 1–1 record and a 2.00 GAA as Canada won the gold medal over Sweden.
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. 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. Bernier is married to Martine Forget, a model, and they have a son, Tyler.
On December 5, 2014, while attending a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela's death anniversary at a Toronto Raptors game, Bernier mistakenly referred to Nelson Mandela as an accomplished athlete "on and off the ice." He later apologized for the incident.
Awards and accomplishments
- Won the 2006–07 Guy Lafleur Trophy as Most Valuable Player of the QMJHL Playoffs.
- Played for Team Canada at the 2010 AHL All-Star Game.
- Won the 2009–10 Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award for outstanding AHL goalkeeper.
- 2011–12 – Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings
- 2012 Spengler Cup
Regular season and playoffs
|2007–08||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||4||1||3||0||238||16||0||4.03||.864||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||3||3||0||0||185||4||1||1.30||.957||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||25||11||8||3||1378||57||3||2.48||.913||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||16||5||6||2||890||35||1||2.36||.909||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||14||9||3||1||768||24||1||1.88||.922||1||0||0||30||0||0||0.00||1.000|
|2013–14||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||55||26||19||7||3084||138||1||2.68||.923||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||58||21||28||7||3177||152||2||2.87||.912||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Canadian AHL All-Stars 2010 All-Star Game Roster". theahl.com. Retrieved 2010-03-13.
- "Bernier, Stoll lead Kings to 2–1 SO win over Stars". nhl.com. March 13, 2008. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
- Dillman, Lisa (June 23, 2013). "Kings trade goalie Jonathan Bernier to Toronto Maple Leafs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
- "Leafs drop Sabres in fight filled game". Toronto Sun. 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2013-09-22.
- "Marc-André Bernier profile". eliteprospects.com. 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2012-01-02.
- "Hockey star Meghan Agosta, and Marco Marciano untied passion in pucks. He is currently engaged to underwear model Martine Forget and the couple are expecting a baby boy. On August 18, 2014 they welcomed their baby boy they named Tyler". Vancouver Sun. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
- Feschuk, Dave (27 September 2014). "Leafs’ Jonathan Bernier has everything going for him: Feschuk". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 30 September 2014.
- "Jonathan Bernier mistakenly praises Mandela's hockey skills". "cbc.ca". 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
- Official website
- Jonathan Bernier's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Jonathan Bernier's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Jonathan Bernier's player profile at NHL.com
- Jonathan Bernier biography at The Goaltender Home Page - advanced statistics and game logs
|Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick