Bruins, Charlie McAvoy conform to eight-year, $76 million extension



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.




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