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Bruins sign Patrice Bergeron to 8-year extension

Updated: July 12, 2013, 6:32 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Patrice Bergeron was just 22 years old when a serious concussion jeopardized his career.

Now, less than two weeks before his 28th birthday, one of the NHL's best two-way forwards is under contract for the next nine seasons and hopes to retire with the only team he's played for, the Boston Bruins.

Bergeron signed an eight-year, $52 million extension Friday that starts once his current three-year, $15 million deal expires after next season.

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