The Boston Bruins announced late Wednesday afternoon that they have signed center Charlie Coyle to a six-year $5.25 million contract extension and also extended winger Chris Wagner to a three-year extension worth $1.35 million per season. The two Massachusetts natives were set to hit unrestricted free agency next July 1.
The Bruins currently have $2.27 million in salary cap space but are using $3.07 million in long-term injury reserve space.
Coyle, 27, has been one of Boston’s most versatile and valuable forwards slotting in and out of three lines as a center and a wing at times, such as in the Bruins’ 8-1 win in Montreal Tuesday in which he had a goal and two assists playing on the second line right wing. The East Weymouth native has five goals and nine assists for 14 points with a plus-five rating in 24 games with the Bruins this season. He was acquired at the 2018-19 trade deadline from the Minnesota Wild and scored two goals and four assists for six points in 21 regular season games following the trade. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Coyle had nine goals and seven assists for 16 points in 24 postseason games.
Over his eight-year NHL career, Coyle has 98 goals and 164 assists in 524 games. He has 16 goals in 68 career postseason games.
Coyle was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the first round (28th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Wagner has one goal and four assists in 23 games this season. He also has laid a team-leading 65 hits.
Wagner had a career-high 12 goals and seven assists 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.
Wagner has 30 goals and 23 assists in 273 games, and five goals in 33 career postseason games.
The Walpole native was originally selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the fifth round (122nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
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.