Bruins re-sign defenseman Matt Grzelcyk to four-year contract


<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Bruins bring back D-man Matt Grzelcyk on four-year deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston” data-reactid=”16″>Bruins bring back D-man Matt Grzelcyk on four-year deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Matt Grzelcyk is staying in his hometown.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Boston Bruins signed the 26-year-old defenseman to a four-year contract Saturday with an annual cap hit of&nbsp;$3,687,500.” data-reactid=”22″>The Boston Bruins signed the 26-year-old defenseman to a four-year contract Saturday with an annual cap hit of $3,687,500.

Grzelcyk, who played the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons on a two-year extension worth $2.8 million, would have headed to arbitration on Oct. 20 as a restricted free agent.

<h5 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Should the Bruins gamble on veteran winger Mike Hoffman?” data-reactid=”24″>Should the Bruins gamble on veteran winger Mike Hoffman?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Instead, the Bruins locked up the Charlestown, Mass., native through 2024, ensuring a core member of their blue line will stay put after letting Torey Krug walk in free agency.” data-reactid=”25″>Instead, the Bruins locked up the Charlestown, Mass., native through 2024, ensuring a core member of their blue line will stay put after letting Torey Krug walk in free agency.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Grzelcyk is coming off his best season as a Bruin in which he tallied 21 points (four goals, 17 assists) and was a plus-15 in 68 games played. With Krug off to the St. Louis Blues,&nbsp;Grzelcyk potentially could join Charlie McAvoy as Boston’s top defensive pairing.” data-reactid=”26″>Grzelcyk is coming off his best season as a Bruin in which he tallied 21 points (four goals, 17 assists) and was a plus-15 in 68 games played. With Krug off to the St. Louis Blues, Grzelcyk potentially could join Charlie McAvoy as Boston’s top defensive pairing.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Bruins also re-signed fellow defenseman Kevan Miller but have a major decision looming with captain Zdeno Chara, who reportedly is mulling a free-agent departure after 14 seasons in Boston.” data-reactid=”27″>The Bruins also re-signed fellow defenseman Kevan Miller but have a major decision looming with captain Zdeno Chara, who reportedly is mulling a free-agent departure after 14 seasons in Boston.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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