Sources from the Bruins organization have leaked that veteran center and locker room presence Gregory Campbell will be receiving a new three-year contract extension that will run through the 2017-18 NHL season and pay him a total of $5.75 million over that stretch. More details below.
Gregory James Campbell, son of Colin Campbell, agreed in term to an extension early Wednesday morning that will keep him a Bruin through the 2017-18 season. Campbell, a core piece of the 2011 Stanley Cup team, will also be made the team's alternate captain in home games to start next season. Not yet long in the tooth, the 31-year-old Campbell will anchor the Bruins' energy line for the next three years to come, also showing the heart and willingness to drop the gloves and defend his fellow teammates when the going gets tough.
The source also noted the breakdown of the salary, year-by-year.
...saying the breakdown of the dollar amount is $2.25M in 2015-16, $2M in 2016-17, and $1.5M in the final year. Also a limited NTC for the first two years. So the cap hit for next year sits at $60.5 right now, with only 4 UFAs for the summer.
And hinted at the Bruins' plans going into next season, pending no organizational changes.
...with Dan [Paille] gone after the year, [Chiarelli] wanted to lockdown a veteran checking line. Greg's only 31, same age as Max and younger than Kells so he thought they'd be effective in their zone and on the dot at least for next year.
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