Bruins ink Marchand to contract extension

Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand looks on as they play the Vancouver Canucks in Game 5 of the...

Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand looks on as they play the Vancouver Canucks in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff in Vancouver, British Columbia June 10, 2011. (REUTERS/Ben Nelms)

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BOSTON - The Boston Bruins signed forward Brad Marchand to a two-year contract extension on Wednesday.

Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed. According to TSN of Canada, Marchand's deal is worth $5 million.

The 23-year-old finished his first full NHL season with 21 goals and 41 points in 77 regular-season games.

He was a primary factor in the club's first Stanley Cup win since 1972, tallying 11 goals -- including two in the Bruins' 4-0 title-clinching Game 7 victory in Vancouver -- and 19 points over 25 playoff tilts.

In 97 games over the last two years with Boston, the Nova Scotia native has compiled 42 points and 71 penalty minutes.


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