Monday, September 26, 2016

Contract Extensions (Sep 26)

The Boston Bruins are not letting one of their prized assets get away, as they have locked up forward Brad Marchand to a new 8-year contract extension on Monday morning, reportedly worth $49 million.  Marchand was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in July and after a 61-point season in 2016 and a very good World Cup with Canada, it was a no-brainer to get his deal done.

Currently, his projections are in the 65-point range, a slight increase on the season before.  Since he won't be playing with Sidney Crosby in Boston this season, there's no real reason to boost his numbers up too quickly, although he should still be getting some prime offensive time with the team.

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