Marchand Excited for Future with B's - bruins.nhl.com
Friday, 07 September 2012 13:30   

BostonBruins.com — After two-plus seasons over which he recorded 48 goals and 97 points, Brad Marchand has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Boston Bruins worth $4.5 million annually.

Marchand, a 24-year-old forward, was originally drafted by the Bruins with the 77th overall pick in the 2006 NHL Draft, and has been with the Bruins for the entirety of his career.

“I just want to thank the Jacobs family and the Bruins organization for allowing me the opportunity to be part of the team for this year and four more years,” Marchand said. “It’s an honor to be a part of this organization and I’m very excited for what the future may hold for the Bruins.”

During his three seasons in Boston, Marchand has also amassed 158 penalty minutes, and has gained the admiration of the Bruins faithful as an emotional and physical leader on the ice.

“With the group of guys we have, with the opportunity we have ahead of us, we have such a great team, and we’re going to be a very strong team for years to come, and I think we have the opportunity here to do some very good things and especially make a couple of good runs at the Cup,” Marchand said. “With how dedicated everyone is to the city and the organization I know everyone is going to put their best [foot] forward every game and make sure we’re giving ourselves the best opportunity to do that.”

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B's Sign Brad Marchand to Four-Year Contract Extension - bruins.nhl.com
Friday, 07 September 2012 10:00   

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, September 7, that the club has signed forward Brad Marchand to a four-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season. Marchand’s contract will be worth an average of $4.5 million annually over the four years of his deal. Chiarelli will speak to the media later today regarding the signing.

The 2011-12 season marked Marchand’s second full NHL season with the Bruins. The 5’9”, 183-pound native of Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia registered NHL career highs in goals, assists and points, recording 28-27=55 totals, along with 87 penalty minutes in 76 games. His 28 goals ranked second on the Bruins, behind Tyler Seguin’s 29 tallies, and his plus-31 rating ranked fifth in the league.

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Marchand Back to His Roots By Joe Gallagher - BostonBruins.com
Thursday, 26 July 2012 00:00   

BostonBruins.com - Less than a year ago, Brad Marchand was eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch out of the Stanley Cup.

When Bruins Beat checked in with him this summer in Canada, his appetite for winning hadn’t changed, especially with his favorite bowl in Hollywood.

"We start at nine," Marchand said of his daily morning session at the gym and bostonbruinsTV's request to film it. "Be there early."

"And if we start at nine, he’s here at nine ready to go," his trainer J.P. MacCallum told BBTV at Marchand's gym in Nova Scotia.

The coastal city of Halifax is Marchand’s flagship retreat during the offseason to catch up with family.

When the Bruins won the Cup last summer he knew he had to bring it back to the place he grew up.

"We just knew that after winning the Cup it was definitely going to have to be a priority to share it as much as we could with the city," the B’s forward said.

But beyond the Cup, for Marchand, the cities of Boston and Halifax always share a similar feeling.

"It’s on the water, the people are great," the 24-year-old said. "But again it is smaller [there’s] not as much going on.

"I think that’s what I love about Boston so much, is that I can compare it to home."

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