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Bruins lock up Coyle and Wagner to big contracts

The fan reaction is decidedly mixed on these deals. That’s a hefty price tag.

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This just in, the Boston Bruins have inked forwards Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner to new contracts.

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In Coyle’s case, he received a six year (!!!) deal worth $31.5 million that comes with a $5.25 million annual cap hit.

As for Wagner, he gets a three year extension with a $1.35 million annual cap hit.


The fan reaction on these deals is decidedly mixed. While Coyle earns himself a nearly $2 million annual raise which is reasonable, his new deals takes him to age 34. Suffice it to say, that's a looooot of term for a player who has yet to hit the 60 point plateau in his career.

In any case, read below for the official press release courtesy of the Bruins' website:

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 27, that the team has signed forwards Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner to multi-year contract extensions. 
Coyle has signed a six-year contract extension through the 2025-26 season with an annual NHL cap hit of $5.25 million.
Wagner has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season with an annual NHL cap hit of $1.35 million. 
Coyle, 27, has produced five goals and nine assists for 14 points with a plus-five rating in 24 games with Boston this season. 
He was acquired by the Bruins at the 2018-19 trade deadline from Minnesota and tallied two goals and four assists for six points in 21 regular season games with Boston following the trade. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound was one of the team's top scorers in the playoffs, tying for the team lead with nine goals and seven assists for 16 points in 24 postseason games. 
Over his eight-year NHL career, Coyle has skated in 524 NHL games, compiling 98 goals and 164 assists for 262 points. He has added 16 goals and 15 assists for 31 points in 68 career postseason games. 
The East Weymouth, Massachusetts native was originally selected by the San Jose Sharks in the first round (28th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. 
Wagner, 28, has recorded one goal and four assists for five points in 23 games with Boston this season. He also leads the team with 65 hits. 
In 2018-19, Wagner was the recipient of NESN's 7th Player Award as the player who exceeded the expectations of Bruins fans after a career-best season in which he tallied a career-high 12 goals and seven assists for 19 points with a plus-three rating in 76 games. The 6-foot, 198-pound forward also led the Bruins and ranked 11th in the NHL with 247 hits. 
Over his six-year NHL career, Wagner has skated in 273 NHL games, compiling 30 goals and 23 assists for 53 points, in addition to five goals in 33 career postseason games. 
The Walpole, Massachusetts native was originally selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the fifth round (122nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.