Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins are in the process of finalizing an eight-year contract extension that will pay him roughly $52 million, sources with knowledge of the talks told CSN New England’s Joe Haggerty.

Bergeron and the Bruins reportedly began discussing the extension almost as soon as the season ended. The 27-year-old center said Tuesday he hoped to get a deal that would let him retire as a Bruin. “I am (confident). I just don’t know how long it’s going to take, but I’m very confident (it will get done),” said Bergeron. “It would mean a lot. That’s the goal since the beginning. It’s a team (in the Bruins) that believed in me when I was 18 and when I was coming up. Now it’s my home. I feel like it is, and I love the city.”

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