Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron, whom many fans would have liked to see wear the Montreal Canadiens jersey before retirement, has decided to stay with his lifelong team by signing a one-year agreement.
It's the Worcester Telegram
Bergeron's eight-year contract with an average annual value of $6.875 million is due to expire in July. The native of L'Ancienne-Lorette will be 37 years old at the start of the 2022-2023 season of the National Hockey League.
The centre-back has given some hints about his future over the past few months. In particular, he said he had no intention of playing anywhere other than Boston, the club that selected him in the second round of the 2003 draft.
Bergeron won a fifth Selke Trophy at the end of the last campaign. He is the player who has most often won this distinction which rewards the best defensive attacker on the Bettman circuit.
The veteran had 65 points in 73 games in 2021-22, which bumped his career total to 982 points in 1,216 games. He also added 127 points in 167 playoff games.