Bruins ink Bergeron to extension

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PRAGUE -- The Boston Bruins have signed forward Patrice Bergeron to a three-year contract extension through the 2013-14 season.

Financial terms were not disclosed but Boston media said it was worth US$15 million.

The Bruins made the contract announcement Friday in the Czech Republic, a day before their season-opener against Phoenix.

Bergeron will enter his seventh season with the Bruins and in 2009-10 was the team's scoring leader with 52 points. He notched 19 goals and 33 assists in 73 games during the regular season, then tallied four goals and seven assists for 11 points in 13 playoff games last spring.

The 25-year-old native of Quebec has appeared in 376 NHL games, all with the Bruins, and has registered 99 goals with 181 assists for 280 points. His best season came in 2005-06 when he scored 31 goals and finished with 73 points.

Bergeron was selected by the Bruins in the second round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and made the team as an 18-year-old. He was a member of Canada's gold-medal winning team at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.


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