Bruins sign Seguin to six-year contract extension

Bruins sign Seguin to six-year contract extension
September 11, 2012, 2:45 pm
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The NHL may be on shaky ground when it comes to labor discussions, but that hasn't kept the Bruins from making moves this offseason.

Just a few days after signing Brad Marchand to an extension, the Bruins did the same for their All-Star forward Tyler Seguin.

It was announced on Tuesday morning that Seguin has signed a 6-year extension through the 2018-19 season. The deal is worth an average of 5.75 million annually, making Seguin the highest paid forward on the team. He is the second-highest paid player on the team behind only Zdeno Chara.

Seguin's 29 goals and 67 points made him the Bruins' most dangerous offensive player in 2011-12. The 20-year-old's plus-34 rating ranked second in the league behind teammate Patrice Bergeron.

As Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty wrote back in August, the Bruins may have been given a model for Seguin's new deal when Carolina's 20-year-old star Jeff Skinner signed an extension earlier this summer. His new contract the Hurricanes is worth 34.35 million over six years.

The Bruins will hold a conference call today at 3 p.m. where both Seguin and general manager Peter Chiarelli will discuss the move.

More to come . . .