Boston, MA --
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed 19-year-old forward Brad Marchand
to an entry-level contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Boston's third round pick (71st overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Marchand rejoined his junior team Val d'Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on September 21, 2007 after spending two weeks in the Boston Bruins 2007 Training Camp. Since rejoining his squad, Marchand has tallied six goals and one assist in 10 games. Last season with Val d'Or Foreurs, he notched 33-47-80 totals in 57 regular season games and 16-24-40 totals in 20 postseason contests. In his three-plus seasons in the QMJHL with Moncton and Val d'Or Foreurs, he has 77 goals and 105 assists in 196 games.
Marchand helped lead Team Canada to a gold medal at the 2007 World Junior Championships and represented Canada along with current Bruins forward Milan Lucic
at this summer's SuperSeries against Russia, where the Canadians were crowned champions.
The Bruins will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in their 2007 home opener at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, October 18 at the TD Banknorth Garden.
The B's recently returned from a 5-game Western road trip that saw the team compile a 3-2 record.