Got to hand it to Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli. In the course of his tenure in Boston, the man has made very few errors with the club. He is continuing his winning streak of success by his latest move. Today, Chiarelli announced to the media that Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin re-signed with the B’s. Tyler’s new contract averages 5.75 million per year and will keep #19 in the Black and Gold till the 2018-2019 season.
“It’s part of locking up our core players. I guess a guy like Tyler, he’s been with us for two years. He had a bit of a quiet first year, and had obviously a very good year last year. He comes in with a high pedigree.” offered Chiarelli to the media. In a separate media event, Chiarelli expanded on his keeping the team together. “When I came on board that’s certainly something we talked about,” “It’s not the driving force here. What we’ve tried to do here is — and you can go back and look at our signings — we’ve tried to maintain a core. I think that’s generally what teams do and we’re not splitting any atoms here.
Management was excited by the extension, and so was Seguin. “Obviously, playing here in Boston for another seven years, being a part of this organization is exactly what I was looking for.” said a very pleased Seguin. “Since the first day I came to this city, I knew it was somewhere I wanted to live.”
Other players chimed in on Seguin’s contract renewal. “I think it’s great.” said alternate captain Patrice Bergeron. “It’s well deserved for him. He keeps getting better. He’s a young guy in our core group. I think he’s learned a lot, and he’s improved a lot in all the aspects.” Defenseman Dennis Seidenburg chimed in as well. “You’ve seen him develop the last few years. Yu’ve seen him get more mature, more consistent in the way he plays hockey every night. It’s great to be part of that process, and get even better and be more competent for his team.”
Well Boston, we’ve got good management, an excellent coach, and an amazing squad of players. Now, all we need is a season.