Saturday, March 23, 2019
Recent Contract Extensions (Mar 23)
Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara just turned 42 on the 18th and he got a belated birthday present from his club, a new 1-year contract extension on Saturday morning. The deal will pay him a base salary of $2 million and he'll also have $1.75 million in incentive bonuses, including games played, making the playoffs and winning the Cup.
The towering defender hasn't been all that impressive in the hockey pool this season, 11 points in 55 games, 151st among all defensemen in scoring, but Benson has stuck with him this year, so he'll get a nod on the blog. As powerful as he is, the scoring numbers are down, but he'll still defend, which makes him very valuable to the Bruins. It looks like a solid signing, moving forward.