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 Posted: Fri Jul 12th, 2013 03:18 pm
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The Boston Bruins announced Friday that the club has signed forward Patrice Bergeron to an eight-year contract extension through the 2021-22 campaign worth an annual cap figure of $6.5 million.

In 42 regular season games last season, Bergeron notched 10 goals and 22 assists for 32 points with a team leading plus-24 rating.

He led the NHL in faceoff percentage in 2013, winning draws at a 62.1% rate (549-for-844), and was plus or even in 37 of his 42 games. Over the last two seasons, the centerman has combined for a 60.3% faceoff win percentage and plus-60 rating, which ranks first overall in the NHL during that span.

In the 2013 postseason, he scored nine goals and six assists for 15 points. He also earned two game-winning goals in the playoffs, including a series-clinching overtime goal against Toronto in Game 7 of the first round and a Game 3 overtime tally versus Pittsburgh in the conference final.

Bergeron won the 2011-12 Selke Trophy as the league's top defensive forward and was a finalist for the award this season. Also in 2013, he was named the recipient of the King Clancy Trophy, awarded annually to an NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities both on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.

In 579 NHL games - all with the Bruins - Bergeron has amassed 153 goals and 280 assists for 433 points with 180 penalty minutes and a plus-70 rating.

The native of Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec was selected by the Boston Bruins in the second round (45th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.