Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron will return for a second season.  Bergeron played in the 2021-22 season without a agreement for the first time

Nearly  three months after he walked off the ice, with no assurance that he  would be back the 5-time Selke Trophy winner signed a one-year contract  for the Bruins on Monday

The Bruins will earn him $2.5 million and a possibility of $2.5 millions in incentive payments  Bergeron's streak of 11 consecutive seasons in the role of an Selke finalist

Bergeron  36, who was the captain of his team of Bruins through the 2010 NHL  championship as well as two additional occasions to the Stanley Cup  Final during an 18-year tenure

Boston fell in the opening round of playoffs to the Carolina Hurricanes on May 14 , and then was fired as the coach Bruce Cassidy three weeks later

Jim Montgomery was hired to replace Cassidy The new coach announced in his first news conference the name Bergeron is his initial contact.

Bergeron  has scored 400 points and has 582 assistsall of them with the Bruins  who picked Bergeron during the 2nd round of their draft in 2003.

Since then, he's made himself one of the most admired players in the field  If he leaves when he does, the Bruins will likely retire his number.

37 jersey, making his the 12th person to be recognized. He's likely to be a first-ballot candidate for the Hockey Hall of Fame as soon as he's eligible.

However, that won't happen until 2026 at the earliest.  Bergeron has a third place in Bruins his history, having played 1,216 times and is fourth in goals, assists and score

He  ranks second in all-time history with The Original Six franchise,  scoring 47 goals in the playoffs along with 123 scoring points