The last lap for Patrice Bergeron?

Published September 8, 2021 at 8:44 PM

When you think of the Boston Bruins, many names come to mind. Names like Brad Marchand, Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara or David Pastrnak. However, there is also the Quebec center, Patrice Bergeron, who, for the past 17 seasons, has provided valuable services to the Massachusetts team.

However, Bergeron is entering the final year of his eight-year contract that he signed in July 2013. This contract will have earned him a total of $55 million, or $6.875 million per season. With the colossal work done by the 36-year-old Quebecer, it's easy to see that this is a bargain at that price.

A journalist working for the NHL asked number 37 of the Bruins about his future after the 2021-2022 season. He replied that he would play the full season this year and then make a decision on his future.

This will be the 18th season in the Bettman League for the four-time Selke Trophy winner in the last ten years. In 1143 games, Bergeron has 375 goals and 542 assists for a total of 917 points. He also scored 120 points in 160 playoff games.

Will this be Bergeron's last run in the NHL? Will he retire at the end of the next campaign or will he be tempted to sign with another team? One thing is certain, his departure will leave a huge hole in the Bruins' lineup.
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