September 11, 2012

Bruins sign Seguin to six-year extension

By Jesse Connolly

The writing was on the wall.

First came Jeff Skinner, the seventh overall pick in the 2010 draft who agreed to a six year extension worth $5.72 million annually this summer. Then Taylor Hall, selected first overall in that same draft, went and inked a seven-year contract worth $6 million on the nose, locking up the Oilers star through 2019-20.

Many began to wonder what kind of coin the Bruins would have to cough up in order to secure budding star Tyler Seguin to a long-term deal.

On Tuesday, we learned just what the price tag for the 2010’s No. 2 overall pick would be.

The B’s announced they’d come to terms on a six-year deal worth $5.75 million per year with Seguin. The slick, speedy forward had a team-best 29 goals and 67 points in 2011-12, making an enormous leap up from the 22 points he notched as a rookie the year prior.

The deal comes on the heels of Seguin’s buddy, Brad Marchand, inking a four-year extension with the club.

In 155 NHL games, Seguin has 40 goals and 49 assists. Both he and GM Peter Chiarelli will be available to the media on a conference call at 3 o’clock. Stay tuned for more.

Jesse Connolly can be reached at jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseNEHJ.