As if we needed another reason to be envious of Tyler Seguin.
Good looks, a body carved from stone and a Stanley Cup champion at 19, Tyler Seguin can now add a shiny new contract to the list of things that the average man will hold against him in jealousy.
Today, the now 20-year-old Bruins forward signed a six-year, $34.5 million deal that will see him earn $5.75 million per year.
Scrambling to get a deal done before the current CBA expires on September 15, Seguin and the Bruins were heavily involved in negotiations throughout the weekend hoping to avoid the complexities that would come with trying to sign a restricted free agent under a new but dicey CBA.
In 2011-2012, his second NHL season, the Brampton, Ontario native scored 29 goals and led the Bruins in scoring with 67 points. He also finished second in the league behind teammate Patrice Bergeron with a +34 rating. In the previous season as we all know, Seguin helped the Bruins capture the Stanley Cup, chipping in three goals and four assists in 13 playoff games.
The Seguin deal comes on the heels of Bruins general manager Pete Chiarelli making another key signing when he extended the contract of pesty but skilled forward Brad Marchand. The 24-year-old will make $4.5 million for four years starting in 2013-2014 after his current two-year deal ends.