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Tyler Seguin signs six-year contract extension with Bruins

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  September 11, 2012 10:47 AM

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Forward Tyler Seguin has agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Bruins that will keep him in Boston through the 2018-19 season, the team announced on Tuesday.

Seguin, who is entering his third season in the NHL, will average $5.75 million a season over the six years of the new deal.

Seguin led the Bruins with 29 goals in 2011-12, and he also had 38 assists for 67 points. He was chosen for the NHL All-Star Game.

Seguin has played 155 NHL games in his two seasons and had 40 goals and 49 assists. In 20 playoff games, he's scored five goals and made five assists.

It was the second important signing in as many weeks for the Bruins. Last week, Brad Marchand, second to Seguin with 28 goals this season, agreed to a four-year deal.

Seguin tweeted his reaction to the deal:

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