The Boston Bruins agreed to a four-year, $ 14.75 million contract with defenseman and compensated free agent Matt Grzelcyk on Saturday.
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The network TSN reported the news in the afternoon. The left-handed skater and the “Oursons” thus avoid making a decision in front of a referee, a situation which was to take place on Tuesday.
The deal will bring in an average of $ 3.6875 million annually for the 26-year-old, making him the second-highest paid full-back on the team behind Charlie McAvoy.
The pocket-sized defenseman (5’9 ”, 174lb) has played three full seasons with the Bruins since arriving from Boston University in 2016. In 197 career NHL games in hockey, Grzelcyk had 54 points.
He has also established personal highs for goals (4), assists (17) and points (21) in 2019-2020, also showing a good differential of +15.
The Massachusetts native is a third-round pick (85th overall) for the Bruins in 2012.