BOSTON –Boston Bruins General ManagerDon Sweeneyannounced today, August 8, that the team has signed forwardPatrice Bergeron to a one-year contract through the 2022-23 season worth $2.5 million, plus yet another $2.5 million in performance-based incentives.
Bergeron, 37, is entering his 19th NHL season, all with the Bruins. 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).
Among active NHL players, Bergeron ranks third in plus/minus (plus-254), ninth in points and games played, 10thin assists and 12thin goals. Bergeron also ranks seventh among active players in playoff points and playoff assists, eighth in playoff games played and tied for eighth in playoff goals.
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.
Following a season, Bergeron was named the winner of the 2022 Frank J. Selke Trophy, given annually to the forward who best excels in the defensive areas of the overall game as judged by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. It had been the fifth amount of time in his career that Bergeron has won the Selke Trophy, probably the most ever by way of a player in NHL history. Bergeron previously won the award in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Bergeron was originally selected by Boston in the next round (45th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.