It seems that we will be hearing major news coming out of Boston within the next 5 days as Tyler Seguin is closing in on a long-term extension with the club. Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) was the first to report the news/rumor.
According to Kypreos, the 20-year old's new deal should see him making around $5.5-$6 million a year.
It is expected that the deal will be for 5+ years, keeping the Brampton, ON native in Boston for a little while longer.
The 2nd overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft scored 29 goals and added 38 assists for 67 points in 81 games this past season, improving on his 22-point rookie campaign.
His outstanding +34 rating was good enough to rank him 2nd in the league in that category, falling just short of teammate Patrice Bergeron's +36 rating.
Tying for 11th in the league for game-winning goals this past season with 7, Seguin became one of the Bruins biggest clutch players, coming up huge when the team needed it the most.
Seguin, at his very young age, has already developed into one of the best players on the Bruins squad, out-performing every player on the ice at times last season. Whether it was a star player from the opposing team or a teammate, Seguin was constantly creating chances for the Bruins in the offensive-end. At the same time, if a scoring chance was heading the other way, he would hustle on the back-check and using his great defensive skills, ruin scoring opportunities for the opposition game after game.
If the deal comes together and gets completed like expected, it will not kick in until the 2013-14 season for Seguin is already under contract through 2012-13.
Only time will tell whether or not the Bruins get Seguin locked up long-term prior to September 15th. All we can do for now is wait.
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