The Boston Bruins have reeled in defenseman Charlie McAvoy for his remaining years in his 20s and into his early 30s.
Per ESPN’s Emily Kaplan, the Bruins and the 23-year-old agreed to an eight-year, $76 million contract extension that may give McAvoy the most important deal in franchise historical past. Kaplan reported that McAvoy was slated to be a restricted free agent after this season and is within the ultimate 12 months of a “three-year bridge deal” that paid him $4.9 million yearly.
McAvoy was chosen by the Bruins with the 14th total decide within the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and was a First-Group All-Rookie in 2018. When longtime Boston defenseman and seven-time All-Star Zdeno Chara left the Bruins following the 2019-2020 marketing campaign, McAvoy grew to become the principle man on protection.
The Boston College Terriers product led the crew in ice time final season at 23:59 per recreation, whereas including 5 targets and 25 assists over 51 contests and ending fifth in Norris Trophy voting.