According to a team statement, the Boston Bruins have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 contract with captain Patrice Bergeron for the 2022–23 campaign. If certain performance-based incentives are met, Bergeron can also receive an additional $2.5 million.
In 73 games last season, Bergeron amassed 65 points (25 goals and 40 assists). In seven playoff games during the 2021–22 season, the Bruins captain also contributed three goals and four assists.
He has played for the Bruins for his entire 18-year professional career, and since taking Zdeno Chara’s place as team captain in January 2021, he has led the team. With the 45th overall choice in the 2003 NHL Draft, the Bruins initially selected him. Bergeron has played 1,216 games in his NHL career and has 400 goals and 582 assists.
The Bruins center is one of the most honored members of the squad, according to these rankings:
Third in terms of games played (1,216)
third in game-winning goals (74)
Fourth in goals (400)
fourth in assists (582)
Fourth in points (127)
Furthermore, Bergeron is second in the franchise’s record for postseason games played (167), points scored (127), assists given (78), and goals scored (tied for third) (49).
Along with David Pastrnak and Taylor Hall, Bergeron will continue to center Boston’s top line.