Seguinistas everywhere can celebrate today.
The Bruins announced they’ve signed Tyler Seguin to a six-year extension worth $5.75 million per season, good for a total of $34.5 million over the course of the deal. Both the Bruins and Seguin wanted to get a deal done before the CBA expires on the 15th and pulled it off with a deal that works out to be a bit of a bargain compared to other deals finished recently.
Consider this: Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle each got $6 million per season from the Edmonton Oilers (Hall for seven years, Eberle for six) with their extensions while Jeff Skinner’s deal with Carolina is virtually identical to Seguin’s. If nothing else, the bar was set for how to extend the deal of an up and coming NHL star.
Seguin had a breakout season last year scoring 29 goals and finishing the year with 67 points in just his second NHL season. After winning the Stanley Cup in his rookie season, he’s got a pretty charmed life going right now. Those speed dating events he’s doing should get a lot more popular now.
The San Jose Sharks have assigned forwards Nikolay Goldobin and Melker Karlsson and defenseman Mirco Mueller to AHL San Jose.
Goldobin and Mueller are both first-round picks — the former in 2014, the latter in 2013.
Goldobin had one goal and two assists in five preseason games. It’s possible he could be called back up when the NHL suspends Raffi Torres.
Torres remains part of the 23-man roster (see below) but is facing a lengthy ban for his hit on Anaheim’s Jakub Silfverberg. Torres has a hearing today.
Rookie defenseman Dylan DeMelo is also on the roster. The 22-year-old had one goal and two assists in four preseason games.
Curtis Glencross’ hard-luck preseason continued on Monday, as the Avalanche announced they released him from his training camp tryout.
Glencross had previously been cut from Toronto’s camp, which he described as “kind of a shock” move. Following that release, the 32-year-old quickly shifted to Colorado but arrived fairly late in the overall process, and only got a bit of exposure before being let go.
While some thought yesterday’s trade of Freddie Hamilton to Calgary may have opened up a spot for Glencross, the Avs now appear to be going in a different direction.
A two-time 20-goal scorer that netted 13 in 71 games last year, it’s unclear what lies ahead for Glencross.