Report: Bruins Captain Returning for 19th Season

After what seemed like an eternity, it was finally announced today, August 8th, by Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney that Captain Patrice Bergeron has re-signed. Bergeron will be returning for his 19th season as a Boston Bruin as they look to run it back once again.

Bergeron signed a one-year contract through the 2022-23 season worth $2.5 million, plus an additional $2.5 million in performance-based incentives. The 37-year-old center looks to build on a season that saw him win a record fifth Selke Trophy as he had one of the most dominant defensive seasons in league history. Bergeron previously won the award in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2017.

The L’Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec native, ranks third in Bruins history in games played (1,216) and game-winning goals (74), fourth in goals (400), assists (582), and points (982). The 6-foot-1, 195-pound centerman also ranks second in Bruins history in playoff games played (167), playoff points (127), third in playoff assists (78) and tied for third in playoff goals (49).

In 2021-22, the Bruins captain appeared in 73 games, tallying 25 goals and 40 assists for 65 points with a plus-16 rating. In seven playoff games, Bergeron recorded three goals and four assists for seven points.

This up coming season Bergeron will look to cross off another career milestone as he is 18 points shy of 1,000 career points. He will also be tasked with keeping this team afloat in the first half as the Bruins recover from a slew of injuries to top players such as Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy.

Kevin Santangelo

Co Host of Cue' the Duck Boats Podcast Writer for Inside the Rink

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