By: Patrick Donnelly | Follow me on Twitter @PatDonn12
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced on Wednesday that the team has signed forwards Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner to multi-year contract extensions. Both were set to become unrestricted free agents at the end of their current deals, which expire on July 1, 2020.
Coyle’s deal is for six years and will carry an average annual value of $5.25 million, running through the 2025-26 season, while Wagner’s is a three-year deal worth $1.35 million per season through the 2022-23 campaign.
Coyle’s current contract, which he signed in late 2014, went into effect during the 2015-16 campaign, carrying an AAV of $3.2 million. A native of East Weymouth, Mass. Coyle was dealt to the Bruins from the Minnesota Wild before last year’s trade deadline, and was originally drafted 28th-overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
This season, the Boston University product has 5-9-14 numbers through 24 games, making for 98-164-262 in 524 games on his career. In 68 playoff games, the “Mayor of Weymouth” has 16 goals and 15 assists for 31 points.
As for Wagner, the Walpole, Mass. native signed a two-year deal worth $1.25 million per year with Boston prior to last season, after spending time with the Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, and New York Islanders organizations. Wagner was drafted 122nd-overall by Anaheim in 2010.
The “Mayor of Walpole” has 30-23-53 numbers in 273 career games, including a goal and four assists through 23 games this season; he also leads the team in hits with 65. In 33 career playoff games, Wagner has five goals to his name. Last season, Wagner was voted as the recipient of NESN’s 7th Player Award, going above and beyond the expectations of fans as he posted a career-best 12 goals and seven assists for 19 points to go along with a team-high 247 hits.
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