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Patrice Bergeron returns to Bruins on one-year contract

Boston's captain is back.

Patrice Bergeron
Patrice Bergeron playing for the Bruins in 2022. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron is returning to the team on a one-year contract.

The 37-year-old Bergeron is coming back to Boston on a one-year deal for the 2022-2023 season worth $2.5 million with an additional $2.5 million in performance-based incentives.

The announcement came Monday following weeks of uncertainty regarding his status.

Following the end of the 2021-2022 season, rumors swirled about the possibility of Bergeron’s retirement. Still, the Bruins front office has maintained confidence that the longtime forward would eventually re-sign with Boston.

Now entering his 19th season in the NHL — all spent with the Bruins — Bergeron is coming off a season in which he won the fifth Selke Trophy of his career. The annual award recognize the best defensive forward in the NHL.

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The Bruins open the season against the Capitals in Washington D.C. at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12.

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