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The Boston Bruins captain isn’t going anywhere.
The Bruins announced that they have signed Patrice Bergeron to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million, plus an additional $2.5 million in performance-based incentives.
The Bruins great enters his 19th NHL season this fall and is a staple in Bruins history.
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Last year, Bergeron received a Frank J. Awarded the Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive forward. Bergeron won the title for the fifth time in his career.
In 73 games, Bergeron scored 25 goals for 65 points and added 40 assists for a plus/minus rating of +16.
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In the Bruins’ only playoff appearance, they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes, Bergeron recorded three goals and four assists. He was good for a point per game in the seven game streak.
Bergeron ranks third in franchise history in games played (1,216) and game-winning goals (74), goals (400), assists (582) and points (982).
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The 37-year-old is third in Bruins history in playoff games played (167), playoff points (127), playoff assists (78), and playoff goals (49).
The L’Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, native was drafted by the Bruins in the second round (45th overall pick) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.