Marchand inks four-year contract extension.

The Boston Bruins have announced the re-signing of forward Brad Marchand to a four-year, $18 million contract extension, effective 2013-14. The average annual cap hit will be $4.5 million.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Marchand is in the final season of his current contract paying him $2.5 million, so his new deal is a tidy raise which anticipates continued improvement from the 24-year-old, who netted 28 goals and 55 points last season, and whose 11 goals in 25 playoff games in 2011 was crucial to the Bruins Stanley Cup championship.

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4 Responses to Bruins re-sign Marchand.

  1. chaas says:

    If the owners have it their way it’s really only like a million dollar raise.

    A million dollar raise. Hold on a minute while I choke on that.

    A million dollar raise for kids like Marchand who haven’t even seen the quarter-century mark, and the NHL and PA can’t come to terms because of money.

    Does anyone else suddenly feel the urge to hit a punching bag, or am I the only one?

  2. Capsfan says:

    Ye, not your average-Joe paycheck. Players greed is just as big as the owners.

  3. shawn says:

    by hockey standards a good signing,im happy im a bruins fan.had a good season last year and the year before that.and if he stays around 30 goals a year hes producing more than alot of guys making that much in the leauge.

  4. wensink3 says:

    I like the rat getting his money rather than a player not especially adept at getting his nose dirty getting his.Thornton and Lucic earn their money as does Marchand.

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