Bruins sign Brad Marchand to four-year extension

The 24-year-old forward set career highs in goals (28) and points (55) with Boston last season and was a big part in the Bruins winning the Stanley Cup in 2011.

Capitals-Bruins Preview

Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) looks on during pre-game warmups before Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 07: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins scores in the first period on Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks on January 7, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Fleury carries Penguins to 2-1 win over Bruins

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stops a shot by Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 29: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins takes the puck in the first period against the Washington Capitals on March 29, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Penguins v Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 03: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins trips as he tries to hang on to the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 3, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 19: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins returns to the bench after scoring at 14:14 of the third period against the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Garden on December 19, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Canadiens 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins - Game One

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 12: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins takes the puck in the third period against the Washington Capitals in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 12, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Bruins defeated the Washington Capitals 1-0 in overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins - Game Two

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 14: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins tries to keep the puck from Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 14, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins v Pittsburgh Penguins

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 10: Ben Lovejoy #6 of the Pittsburgh Penguins checks Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins at Consol Energy Center on November 10, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

New Jersey Devils v Boston Bruins

BOSTON - NOVEMBER 15: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins wraps around the net as Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils defends on November 15, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins v Buffalo Sabres

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Brad Marchand #63 (L) of the Boston Bruins scores his first NHL goal in the first period against the Buffalo Sabres and is joined by Gregory Campbell #11 (R) at the HSBC Arena on November 3, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. The Bruins defeated the Sabres 5-2.(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Four

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 08: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period against Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks during Game Four of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 8, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Six

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 13: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins celebrates after scoring a goal in the first period against Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks during Game Six of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 13, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins kisses the Stanley Cup after defeating the Vancouver Canucks in Game Seven of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4 to 0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins Victory Parade

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 18: Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins reacts to cheers during a Stanley Cup victory parade on June 18, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Obama Welcomes NHL Champion Boston Bruins To The White House

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 23: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with hockey player Brad Marchand (L) of the Boston Bruins as team general manager Peter Chiarelli (2nd L) looks on during a East Room event at the White House January 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. The six-time Stanley Cup champions were honored by the President for winning the 2011 Stanley Cup last June. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Carolina Hurricanes v Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 18: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins and Tim Gleason #6 of the Carolina Hurricanes fight for the puck on October 18, 2011 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Flyers v Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 06: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins celebrates his goal in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 6, 2011 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 27: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins and Josh Gorges #26 of the Montreal Canadiens shove each other in the second period on October 27, 2011 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)