The Boston Bruins announced today that they have signed forward Tyler Seguin to a 6-year contract extension; putting him in the black and gold through the 2018-19 season. “Part of this business is projecting” said Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli, “we’re projecting Tyler to be a terrific young player.”
“I’m a Bruin” said Seguin, “I’m happy to be a part of this group of guys.” Seguin will earn 5.75 million annually over the course of the deal. Drafted by Boston 2nd overall in the 2010 NHL Draft, Seguin won the Stanley Cup in 2011 during his rookie year.
Despite achieving such goals at a young age, it’s been full speed ahead for the 6’1″ Brampton, Ontario native, with no signs of slowing down. A long contract, comes with a lot of responsibility, responsibility that Seguin is looking forward to proving both on and off the ice. With a stable group of teammates to look up to, support for the young forward ranks high throughout the team. It began with now retired Mark Recchi lending his support to a rookie Seguin from the start. With Recchi out of the locker room, Seguin has begun to mold his actions around those of Patrice Bergeron. “He’s my line mate” said Seguin “but he’s my role model.”
For Boston, it’s about locking up the core players in the organization. Seguin’s deal comes just days after the announcement of Brad Marchand’s 4-year extension. Both extensions fall just days before the CBA is set to expire on September 15th.