The B's announced Tuesday morning that they had indeed signed the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 draft to a six-year contract extension. The extension will keep Seguin in Boston through the 2018-19 season and it will be worth $5.75 million anually.
The 20-year-old took some big strides last season, the second of his young NHL career. He scored 29 goals and added 38 assists and was named an NHL All-Star for the first time in his career. His 67 points led the Black and Gold, making him the youngest player in team history to lead the club in points.
Seguin's two-way game also showed improvement. The youngster used his blinding speed to help on the back-check, and while plus-minus rating doesn't always tell the whole story, Seguin was a plus-34 in 2010-11. That figure was good for second in the NHL, behind only Bruins teammate Patrice Bergeron.
This is the second contract extension announcement in less than a week. B's forward Brad Marchand signed a four-year deal of his own worth $4.5 million per season on Friday.
Seguin's extension also comes just a few weeks after Oilers forward Taylor Hall — who was taken before Seguin in the 2010 draft — signed a seven-year extension with Edmonton. Hall's new deal will be worth $6 million per season.
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