Born on January 11, 1952, right winger Yves Bergeron played three seasons with the Shawinigan Bruins, scoring over 30 goals in each season. After his third season, he was draft eligible, and was selected by the Quebec Nordiques of the World Hockey Association and the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. A native of Malartic, Quebec, Bergeron elected to go with the Nordiques and spent the 1972-73 campaign with them, scoring 14 goals and 33 points.
The next year, Bergeron played with the Maine Nordiques of the North American Hockey League. In 1974-75, Bergeron switched his focus to the NHL, playing with the Hershey Bears of the AHL and eventually making his NHL debut that season in Pittsburgh. Bergeron played just two games with the Penguins that year, and only one more in his career when he got into one more contest with the Pens in 1976-77.
With only three NHL games to his credit in three years, Bergeron did not play in 1977-78, but he returned to pro hockey for the 1978-79 season. He accepted the post as the player/coach with the North Shore New Brunswick Senior Hockey League's Bathurst Alpines. Bergeron spent seven seasons coaching and playing for the Alpines before retiring following the 1984-85 season.