The Bruins announced that they have signed forward Rich Peverley to a three-year contract extension that will keep the 29-year-old forward in Boston through the 2014-15 season.
According to ESPN.com, Peverley's cap hit will reportedly be 3.25 million starting next season.
Peverley was acquired from the Atlanta Thrashers last season along with defenseman Boris Valabik for Mark Stuart and Blake Wheeler. In the playoffs, Peverley had 4 goals and 8 assists for the Bruins during their Stanley Cup run.
In his career, Peverley has been part of 276 regular season games with Boston, Atlanta and Nashville. In those games he has tallied 60 goals and 91 assists totaling 151 points.
This season, Peverley is leading the Bruins with two goals in three games.
Here are the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while wondering exactly what “semi-exact” means.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Josh Cooper has a piece on Jumbo Joe Thornton bringing an ageless energy to Team Canada.
*If you’re wondering where former B’s farmhand goaltender Jeremy Smith ended up, he’s now with the Colorado Avalanche.
*The Hockey News believes that the Bruins will be back in the playoffs this season after a two-year absence.
*While I appreciate the Hockey News linking to my work, I feel like it’s a key piece of info that I’m the Bruins Insider for CSN New England and not NESN.
*Is Team Europe coach Ralph Krueger the man with the plan to defeat a Team Canada juggernaut in the World Cup of Hockey.
*Dustin Byfuglien had an interesting take on the World Cup after flaming out with Team USA: “It is what it is. I didn’t really enjoy it.”
*For something completely different: this is not your father’s Converse, but it’s a sleek look that the kids are gonna love.