Jul 12, 2013, 10:38 AM EDT
Patrice Bergeron will be a member of the Bruins for a very long time.
Boston has announced that Bergeron has agreed to an eight-year extension worth $52 million. He still has a year left on his previous contract, which means that he’s signed through the 2021-22 campaign.
He’s also gifted offensively, scoring 10 goals and 32 points in 42 games last season.
Of course, what he’s been most associated with lately is his toughness. Bergeron played through a multitude of injuries during the Stanley Cup Final, including a broken rib, torn rib cartilage and a separated shoulder.
After the Bruins were eliminated in Game 6, he was hospitalized for observation. It was later revealed that he also had a small puncture in his lung.
“You obviously don’t want to put your health in danger… No regrets on my part, I’ll tell you that,” Bergeron said.
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