Born in Laval, Quebec
Bernier is a Canadian goaltender who currently plays for the Detroit Red Wings. He spent his junior career with the Lewiston Maineiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Bernier is known for his stand up/butterfly style goaltending. He began playing hockey at a young age with brother, Marc-Andre Bernier.
Bernier started his American hockey career when he was drafted in the first round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings. He played for them for his first four years in the NHL and went on to win the Stanley Cup with them in 2012. In June of 2013 he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs which gave him the chance to shine as a goaltender. As of 2018 he became a free agent and signed a three year contract with the Detroit Red Wings.
- The first goal that was ever scored on Jonathan during his junior career was by his brother Marc-Andre who is also a hockey player.
- Won the President’s Cup with the Maineiacs during the 2006-07 season
- Jonathan had to miss five games during the 2013-14 season due to a lower-body injury. When he returned, he immediately suffered another injury but continued to play.
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