Bergeron Signs for 5 Years!
The Bruins officially announced the signing of C Patrice Bergeron. He agreed to a 5 year deal worth 23.75 million dollars. Great signing by PC. The deal will last until the 2010-2011 season. He will then be a UFA. "Patrice is an outstanding young player with a tremendous future," general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a statement. "He is an offensive threat every time he is on the ice, has great defensive instincts, and he plays a physical game without taking a lot of penalties. With all that he has already accomplished, he will continue to grow as a player and we are very pleased that he will do so in a Bruins uniform."
Here is the breakdown of Patrice Bergeron's five-year, $23.75 million contract, which averages an annual cap hit of $4.75 million:
* $3 million in 2006-07
* $5 million in 2007-08
* $5 million in 2008-09
* $5 million in 2009-10
* $5.75 million in 2010-11
*This all unfolded very quickly. Today I was reporting a deal would be done within a week or 10 days, it only happened in a few hours. Great job Chiarelli. The Bruins cap is around 44 million, but Zhamnov's deal is going to be erased off the books, so it will be more around 39 million.