Tyler Seguin, the second overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and the Boston Bruins have agreed on an entry-level contract. While terms were not disclosed, it is assumed that the skilled center signed a deal similar to that of number one pick Taylor Hall. Hall’s deal, worth $900,000 per season, includes a number of bonuses which could raise his salary to $3.75 million.
This signing leaves the Bruins in a unique situation with a lot of skill and depth at the center position. Rumors have been flying around all summer that suggest Marc Savard might be moved by the Bruins before the season begins. Trading Savard would free up cap space, as well as allow a young and skilled centerman like Seguin to take on more responsibility with the team.