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Bruins Lock-Up Defenseman Jeremy Lauzon For Two Years

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This afternoon, Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced that the team has signed defenseman Jeremy Lauzon to a two-year contract extension with an annual NHL cap hit of $850,000 through the 2021-22 season.

The 22 year-old defenseman made his season debut for Boston at New Jersey on December 31 and scored his first goal of the season in a Bruins win over the Golden Knights in January.

For the season, the Val D’or native has one goal and 12 assists and a plus-22 rating in 45 games with AHL Providence.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound defenseman has scored two goals in 23 career NHL games with Boston, while adding three goals and 24 assists for 27 points in 126 career AHL games, all with the club’s AHL affiliate in Providence.

In the junior ranks, Lauzon played four seasons with Rouyn-Noranda of the QMJHL from 2013-17. In 200 career games he totaled 35 goals and 95 assists (130 points).

Lauzon was originally selected by Boston in the second round, 52nd overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

The young defenseman was suspended last Saturday for an illegal check to the head on Coyote’s center Derek Steppan, but is eligible to return tomorrow against the Red Wings.

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