Bruins sign Bergeron to multiyear contract
Posted 22 August 2006 - 05:07 PM
August 22, 2006
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Bruins have re-signed Patrice Bergeron, their top scorer from last season, to a multiyear contract.
Bergeron had 31 goals and 42 assists last season to become the youngest player in team history to record a 30-goal season. The 21-year-old center has 47 goals and 65 assists in his two years with Boston.
"Patrice is an outstanding young player with a tremendous future," Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday in a statement announcing the signing. "He is an offensive threat every time he is on the ice, has great defensive instincts and he plays a physical game without taking a lot of penalties."
The Bruins selected Bergeron 45th overall in the 2003 NHL draft. He was a restricted free agent before the deal.
The 6-foot, 197-pound center from Sillery, Quebec, played for Canada in three world tournaments.
Bergeron and Chiarelli planned a news conference for Wednesday. A team spokeswoman said neither was available for comment Tuesday.
Yeah if he is getting nearly 5 mill a year which i think is very high for a 3rd yr player, it may drive up the asking price for Gionta. It may also mean the end of Gomez next year if he goes looking for 6 - 6.5 mill
Posted 22 August 2006 - 05:50 PM
I dont think this will effect him much.
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Posted 22 August 2006 - 06:22 PM
Posted 22 August 2006 - 11:13 PM
i love bergeron, but come on.
Hahahaha...long overdue. Now they need to get rid of Jacobs.
The problem is, NJ only plays them 4 times a year. We were only able to get them to trade JT and fire the idiot GM. If we played them 8 times a year, maybe Jacobs might have an epiphany and sell the team.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 10:14 AM
At some point, 3 or 4 or 5 years down the road, Bergeron may be worth well over 4.75 mil and maybe it'll start seeming like a really good deal then.
But that's all a big if.
Edited by KarlovyVary, 23 August 2006 - 10:15 AM.
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