Following a career-year in which he put up 37 goals for the Bruins, Brad Marchand has become a hot commodity for the B's. The free-agent-to-be was destined to get paid a ton on the open market, and the Bruins locked him up until the end of the 2024-25 season; signing him to an 8-year extension worth $49 million with a full no-movement clause in the first five years.
Marchand has spent every one of his 7-year career with the Bruins and, by the looks of his contract, he looks to be a lifer in Beantown.
"I have been a Bruin since the start and there is no place I would rather play," said Marchand when asked about his new deal in Boston. Check out his full thoughts, as well as the Bruins' thoughts on the new deal, here:
If there is one thing about Marchand's career in Boston it's that he and Captain Patrice Bergeron seem to always be in sync with each other and feast off of each other's strengths. To go on top of that, they're best friends and often mess around with each other in the locker room. So I'm sure their relationship played a major role in Marchand's rush to get a new deal done.
If there is one thing about the four major teams in Boston, Massachusetts, it's that the fan base absolutely falls in love with players who seem to be so eager to stay here and spend their entire careers in a Boston uniform (Tom Brady, Dustin Pedroia, Patrice Bergeron, and even Paul Pierce). It seems like Marchy has fallen in love with his situation in Beantown and wants to assure he has security for a long time and just focus on getting this team back to the Stanley Cup Finals.