We now have the full details for Patrice Bergeron’s new contract with the Bruins
August 8th, 2022
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – APRIL 14: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the first period against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden on April 14, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron has signed a one-year contract to return to Boston, half of which is tied up in incentives. We now have the full details.
As reported by Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports on Twitter, Bergeron’s base cap hit of $2.5 million includes a $1.5 million salary and $1 million signing bonus. It’s the incentives where things get a little more interesting.
Or perhaps not so much. Per Lavoie, the $2.5 million in incentives will kick in if Bergeron plays 10 games. Ten. So you can file that under “likely to be earned.”
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The contract also includes a full no-movement clause. No surprise there. It would’ve been shocking if the Bruins considered trading Bergeron next season, anyway, but there’s no harm in allowing him to protect himself.
So, this is effectively a one-year, $5 million deal for the Bruins’ captain and longtime franchise center. The news came early Monday morning, then mere hours later, the team announced that they are also re-signing 36-year-old center David Krejci, who played last season in his native Czech Republic.
Details for Krejci’s deal, which is for one year and $1 million plus another $2 million in incentives, have yet to be reported. But you can reasonably assume that it is structured similarly.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all things Bruins, especially if they continue to hijack the Boston news cycle. There’s still the matter of David Pastrnak, who is under contract for just one more season but seems likely to ink a long-term extension with the B’s.
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