According to sources, the Bruins reached a deal with restricted free agent Brad Marchand. The deal is for two years, and is worth $5 million dollars.
Marchand had a successful rookie season and really stepped up in the postseason as he helped lead the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup in 39 years.
In 77 regular season games for the black and gold, Marchand had 21 goals, and added 20 assists. No. 63 went on to add 19 points in the postseason. Marchand’s 11 playoff goals were good enough for second on the Bruins in playoff goals, one goal behind David Krejci.
Marchand’s cap hit comes in at $2 million for the 2011-12 season, and $3 million for the 2012-13 season. Marchand will once again be a restricted free agent when the deal expires in the summer of 2013.
Marchand participated in one set of Bruins captains practice earlier this week, and made it well known that he wanted to remain a Bruin. The 23 year-old is expected to be in camp when veterans report to town on Friday.