Forward Brad Marchand has signed a four-year, $18 million extension with the Bruins.
Marchand has one year remaining on his current deal. Marchand’s new contract will start in 2013-14 and conclude in 2016-17.
Marchand scored 28 goals and 27 assists in 76 in 2011-12. Marchand served primarily as Patrice Bergeron’s left wing with Tyler Seguin riding on the right side.
Seguin, Marchand’s linemate, should receive his own extension sometime next week.
The NHL could be entering a state of labor limbo, however, with the league and players association facing a Sept. 15 deadline that could lead to another lockout.