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Forward Brad Marchand signs US$5-million, two-year extension with Bruins

09/14/2011 03:39 EDT | Updated 01/12/2012 02:18 EST
BOSTON - The Boston Bruins finally have Brad Marchand's signature on a new contract.

The restricted free agent signed a US$5-million, two-year deal on Wednesday, agreeing to terms less than 48 hours before NHL players will report for medicals.

Marchand earned a raise on the $600,000 he made as part of his entry-level deal last year.

The 23-year-old is coming off his first full season in the NHL and was a big contributor to Boston's Stanley Cup victory over Vancouver.

The agitator had five goals during the championship series, including two during a 4-0 win in Game 7.

In 77 regular-season games last year, Marchand had 21 goals and 41 points.

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