Brad Marchand's future with Bruins leaked

The Bruins captain has one year left on his deal.

Michael W.

Shortly after the retirement of longtime franchise mainstay Patrice Bergeron, the Boston Bruins acted quickly and named none other than Brad Marchand as his replacement as team captain.

Complete with new uniforms for the historic centennial season, Marchand led the Bruins to another successful regular season campaign and followed that up with their fourth Round 1 Stanley Cup Playoff victory over the rival Toronto Maple Leafs. 

However, their year once again came to a close thanks to being ousted in the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Florida Panthers. And there remain several decisions to be made by Bruins general manager Don Sweeney and President of Hockey Operations Cam Neely now that the offseason is officially in full swing for them. 

While sniper forward David Pastrnak was locked up to a long-term contract extension, Marchand's current contract has one year remaining - and the fact remains that at 36 years of age, he's not getting any younger. But based on comments made by Sweeney during his end-of-season media availability session, there's nothing to worry about for fans dreading seeing him potentially wear the sweater of a different team.

“Yeah, we’re going to get to Brad. He’s learning patience as a captain as well,” Sweeney explained. “So, he has to learn there’s some ducks in a row in terms of adding to our group and how he wants to add to that, and those guys that don’t have contracts up ahead, and eventually he’ll extend here. He’ll be a lifelong Bruin, that’s what we should do. But we’ll check that box.”

Don't be surprised to see Marchand agree to an extension before too long that ensures his remaining with the Bruins for the remainder of his NHL career. 

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Source: NESN