BOSTON (AP) - The Bruins and pesky forward Brad Marchand have agreed to a new contract as training camp looms.
With less than 48 hours remaining before NHL players need to report for physicals, the restricted free agent, who became a key cog in Boston's run to a Stanley Cup this spring, signed a two-year deal worth $5 million on Wednesday.
Marchand, 23, earned a raise on the $600,000 he made as part of his entry-level deal last year. He scored five goals during the Stanley Cup finals vs. Vancouver, including two in Game 7.
In 77 regular-season games last year, Marchand had 21 goals and 41 points.