Brad Marchand, Bruins Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

September 26th, 2016 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »

Brad Marchand has agreed to an eight-year, $49 million contract extension with the Boston Bruins, according to Pierre LeBrun of and Bob McKenzie of TSN. 

Marchand, 28, scored 37 goals and added 24 assists in 77 games last season. It was his first season of 30 or more goals and the fifth time in the past six years he's exceeded 20 goals.

Marchand's scoring isn't his only valuable quality, however, as the winger is scrappy and antagonistic, pestering the opposition while winning the puck back for his team. His effort and energy are apparent every night.

Sidney Crosby, who has been playing on a line with Marchand and Patrice Bergeron for Team Canada during the World Cup of Hockey, had high praise for the winger, per Josh Cooper of Yahoo Sports:

I think the way he works on both sides of the puck. I think all three of us work hard to gain possession to create turnovers. He does that really well. He’s got a great shot. He’s got speed, a lot of different things. But I think  ...

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