Tyler Seguin Signs 6-Year, $34.5 Million Contract With Boston Bruins

Apr 22, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin (19) celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-US PRESSWIRE

The Boston Bruins have reached a six-year contract with Tyler Seguin, making sure the 20-year-old who led the team in scoring this past year has a long-term future with the club.

The Boston Bruins have locked up a young star in right wing Tyler Seguin, signing him to a deal that will pay the team's leading scorer $34.5 million and keep him in Boston through the 2018-2019 season.

Seguin surpassed already high expectations in just his second NHL season: the 20-year-old contributed as a rookie when the team hoisted the 2011 Stanley Cup and led the team with 28 goals and 67 points this past season, including seven game-winning goals. Seguin's plus-minus of +34 was second in the league behind only the Bruins' center after whom Seguin once said he wanted to model his playing style, Patrice Bergeron.

Although a lockout puts the upcoming hockey season in jeopardy, the Bruins are wise to want to lock up Seguin while they can. The 6'1 youngster will provide a spark to the Bruins whenever hockey does happen, and $5.75 million a year is hardly a bad deal for the future face of the franchise.

For more on the Bruins, head over to Stanley Cup of Chowder, and check out SB Nation Boston for the latest news and updates.

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