Marc-Andre Bergeron and Radek Dvorak
Defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron broke into the NHL with Edmonton during the 2002-03 season and became a regular the following season. The Quebec native posted 15 goals and 35 points for the Oilers in the 2005-06 season only to see his production drop to 2 goals and 1 assist during their run to the Finals.
Bergeron’s most well-known moment from those Finals is a dark one, as he was the defender who drove Andrew Ladd into Edmonton goaltender Dwayne Roloson in Game 1. Roloson had been stellar throughout the playoffs but was unable to return to the series.
Bergeron came to Carolina in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning in early April of 2013 and suited up for just 13 games. He picked up 4 assists—3 on the power play—while averaging just over 15 minutes of ice time.
After season’s end, he signed with Zürich of the Swiss National League, where he spent 3 seasons. He returned to North America for the 2016-17 season, where he played 22 games with the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters while under contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Radek Dvorak, in his 10th NHL season, had a rough 05-06, posting 28 points (8g, 20a) in 64 games. The postseason didn’t fare much better for the Czech winger, as he put up just 2 assists in 16 games. His ice time also took a hit, dropping 3 minutes per game compared to the regular season.
Dvorak received a training camp invitation from the Hurricanes prior to the 2013-14 season and subsequently earned a two-way contract. He appeared in 60 games with Carolina, posting 4 goals and 5 assists while playing in a defensive, bottom-six role. He announced his retirement from the NHL in January of 2015.