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Beautiful scene in #PEI as bostonbruinsTV makes its way to Bergeron & Caron in Quebec. #nofilter #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)

Beautiful scene in #PEI as bostonbruinsTV makes its way to Bergeron & Caron in Quebec. #nofilter #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)

Bruins Beat: GM Peter Chiarelli announced Head Coach Claude Julien’s contract extension and defenseman Adam McQuaid showed us around his offseason home of Prince Edward Island.

McQuaid’s Maritime Mentality

CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island — My understanding of the B’s Adam McQuaid was perfectly illustrated during a drive from Charlottetown to Cornwall on a blustery, rainy afternoon.

I asked the defenseman if his career had been enhanced by his upbringing on Prince Edward Island and he looked out the window of his truck, noticed farmers working out in the open on a nasty day and said, earnestly, with a slight shrug, “When you see these guys working in the fields on a rainy day, it makes it seem pretty easy to give 100% and leave it all on the ice.”

None of that exchange was surprising to these ears or eyes, but the setting of the statement just underlined the blueliner’s obvious love of this island and it’s population as well as McQuaid’s own desire to be true to his roots.

AM54: One of my favorite spots as a kid - Canoe Cove. #PEI #Bruins #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)

AM54: One of my favorite spots as a kid - Canoe Cove. #PEI #Bruins #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)

McQuaid gets in a skate in Charlottetown with BostonBruins.com looking on from the stands. Meanwhile, in Boston, GM Peter Chiarelli said Adam was cleared to play. #Bruins #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)

McQuaid gets in a skate in Charlottetown with BostonBruins.com looking on from the stands. Meanwhile, in Boston, GM Peter Chiarelli said Adam was cleared to play. #Bruins #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)

McQuaid hits the weight room in Charlottetown, PE. #Bruins #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)

McQuaid hits the weight room in Charlottetown, PE. #Bruins #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)

A more aerodynamic Quaider? Sans mullet, Adam starts the day working hard at the track. #Bruins #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)

A more aerodynamic Quaider? Sans mullet, Adam starts the day working hard at the track. #Bruins #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)

RIP McQuaid Mullet. Adam said: “I’m actually due for a haircut!” #Bruins #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)

RIP McQuaid Mullet. Adam said: “I’m actually due for a haircut!” #Bruins #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)

"Welcome to Charlottetown," says Sir John Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada. #PEI #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)

"Welcome to Charlottetown," says Sir John Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada. #PEI #BearTracks (Taken with Instagram)