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Bruins signs Patrice Bergeron to a one-year contract

Bruins signs Patrice Bergeron to a one-year contract

Boston – General Manager Boston Bruins Don Sweeney Today, August 8, it was announced that the team has signed forward Patrice Bergeron to a one-year contract during the 2022-23 season worth $2.5 million, plus an additional $2.5 million in performance-based incentives.

Bergeron, 37, is entering his 19th season in the National Hockey League, with the Bruins. Lancienne-Laureate of Quebec ranked third in Bruins history in games played (1216), goals won (74), fourth in goals (400), assists (582) and points (982). The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Center ranks second in Bruins’ history in playoffs (167) and playoff points (127), third in assists (78) and tied for third in playoff goals (49).

Among active NHL players, Bergeron ranked third in plus/minus (plus-254), ninth in points and matches played, 10The tenth In assists and 12The tenth in goals. Bergeron also ranks seventh among active players in playoff points and playoff assists, eighth in playoff matches played and tied for eighth in playoff goals.

In 2021-22, the Bruins captain made 73 appearances, scoring 25 goals and 40 assists for 65 points with a 16-plus rating. In seven playoffs, Bergeron scored three goals and four assists with seven points.

After the season, Bergeron was named the 2022 Frank J. Silk Trophy Award, awarded annually to the striker who excels best in the defensive aspects of the game at the discretion of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. It was the fifth time in his career that Bergeron won the Selke Cup, the most by a player in NHL history. Bergeron has previously won the award in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2017.

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Bergeron was originally selected by Boston in the second round (45The tenth overall) from the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.