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Boston Bruins sign defenseman Charlie McAvoy to 8-year, $76M extension

Sep 30, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy (73) skates with the puck during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy (73) skates with the puck during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins signed defenseman Charlie McAvoy to an eight-year, $76 million extension, multiple outlets reported Friday.

The deal, reportedly the largest in franchise history, includes an average annual value of $9.5 million and $26.5 million in signing bonuses. It keeps the former first-round pick in Boston through the 2029-30 season.

McAvoy, 23, will receive a $6 million salary with an additional $3.25 million signing bonus in 2021-22.

He opens his fifth season with Boston on Saturday night against the visiting Dallas Stars.

McAvoy registered five goals and 25 assists in 51 games in 2020-21, finishing with a plus-22 plus/minus.

He has 122 points (24 goals, 98 assists) and a plus-80 plus/minus with 177 penalty minutes in 235 games since the Bruins selected him with the 14th overall pick in 2016.

–Field Level Media