Per Darren Dreger, the Bruins have agreed to terms with Matt Beleskey on a 5-year deal.
5 yrs, $19 mil total for Beleskey in Boston. Aav of $3.8 mil. No move clause in first two years.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2015
The deal will pay Beleskey, 27, just about $400k more than Reilly Smith made. Beleskey is coming off his breakout season, scoring 22 goals last year with the Ducks. Granted he overperformed in a contract year, but the left winger has some skill and size, and at less than $4 million for his prime years is seemingly a good contract.
More to come as details leak out.
[UPDATE] - A huge factor of this deal that was mentioned a little after the initial report is that Beleskey has a NTC, but only for the first two seasons; he can be traded as of the 2017-18 season.