Patrice Bergeron will be the boss of his destiny

Published August 7, 2021 at 2:05 PM

After the 2021-22 season, Patrice Bergeron will complete his eight-year, $52 million deal, so he'll have to come to terms with the Boston Bruins again. Even if he is 36 years old and has suffered serious injuries during his career (major concussions), the Quebecer has not slowed down. The proof is that in 2021, he collected 48 points, including 23 goals, in 54 games.

That said, how many years and how much money could the Bruins' captain get in 2022? As for the length of his next pact, Boston general manager Don Sweeney said that Bergeron would decide that aspect. There's no way we're letting him go. So we'll give him the choice, which is still a great sign of respect.

"Patrice, Kent Hughes, his agent, and I have had discussions about Patrice's future. We will not disclose those conversations publicly, as we do with others, and we will let him choose the path he wants to take. Obviously, the door is wide open for Patrice and it's up to him to see how long he wants to continue his career with us," Sweeney said.

The door is open for Patrice, who has 917 points, including 375 goals, in 1143 career NHL games. He is considered, by almost all experts, as the most "perfect" player of his generation. With good reason!
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