Patrice Bergeron would return with the Bruins

Patrice Bergeron would return with the Bruins

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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 .

This is the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, a Massachusetts daily newspaper, which reported the news on Thursday evening.

Bergeron's eight-year contract at 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 National Hockey League season.

The center player has given some indications about his future in recent months. In particular, he declared that 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 won this distinction most often, which recognizes the best defensive forward on the Bettman circuit.

The veteran has scored 65 points in 73 games in 2021-2022, which has increased his career total to 982 points in 1,216 games. He also added 127 points in 167 playoff games.