Bruins Sign Tyler Seguin to Six-year Contract Extension
After leading the team in scoring last season, the Boston Bruins have awarded young forward Tyler Seguin a six-year extension that will net him an average of $5.75 million per season.
Since he has one year remaining on his entry-level deal, Seguin's new contract will kick in starting the 2013-14 season and runs through the 2018-19 season.
Boston's No. 2 pick in the 2010 draft, the 20-year-old Seguin became the Bruins' youngest leading scorer after notching 29 goals and 67 points in his second NHL season after scoring just 11 goals and 22 points in 74 games as a rookie,.
Seven of Seguin's goals were game-winners, and his plus-34 rating ranked second in the league behind teammate Patrice Bergeron. He was also selected to play in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, after having previously competed in the NHL All-Star SuperSkills Competition in 2011.
The 6-1, 185-pound Seguin tallied three goals and four assists in 13 games during the 2011 postseason, helping the Bruins capture the Stanley Cup championship. He also set a league record for points in one playoff period with a four-point (2-2) performance in the second period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Tampa Bay.
For his career, Seguin has played in 155 regular-season games with Boston, registering 40 goals and 49 assists for 89 points and 48 penalty minutes with a plus-30 rating. He has also recorded five goals and five assists in 20 playoff games.
Before signing Seguin to a long-term deal, the Bruins also inked forward Brad Marchand to a four-year contract extension worth $4.5 million annually, keeping him through the 2016-17 season.
Aside from Marchand, the Bruins have also signed other key players to contract extension, including Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell, Chris Kelly and Tuukka Rask.
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