Tyler Seguin and the Boston Bruins have agreed on a six year contract extension worth $34.5 million, the team announced on Monday. Seguin's extension will keep him in Boston through the 2018-2019 season and will pay him an average annual salary of $5.75 million.
Seguin was drafted by the Bruins No. 2 overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and played in 74 games during his rookie season. Seguin finished the regular season campaign with 11 goals and 11 assists and helped spark the Bruins during their historic run to win the Stanley Cup Championship that year. The following season, Seguin took a major step forward and contributed 29 goals and 38 assists while playing in all 81 games.
Seguin's contract extension makes him the Bruins' highest paid forward and is now the team's second highest paid player behind the captain, Zdeno Chara.