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Adam McQuaid signs 3-year extension with Bruins

Posted on: July 14, 2011 5:41 pm
Edited on: July 14, 2011 5:56 pm
By: Adam Gretz

The last time Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid had his name in the news he was taking part in a dragon boat race with Kate Middleton, which came just weeks after he lifted the Stanley Cup. Not a bad start to the summer, and it ended up getting a little better on Thursday when he signed a three-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the 24-year-old defenseman made $550,000 last season and is set to make $600,000 this upcoming season.

Originally a second-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets, McQuaid has spent the past two seasons with Boston, appearing in 86 games and scoring four goals. He played in 23 of Boston's 25 postseason games on its way to the Stanley Cup, only sitting out when he was injured after flying head first into the boards when attempting to take a run at Philadelphia's Mike Richards.

At 6-foot-5, 205 pounds he can be an intimidating figure on the blue line and is more than willing to drop the gloves. According to he was involved in 12 fights last season, and usually ended up getting the better of his opponent.

With McQuaid signed for another four years (next season, plus the three years on the contract extension) Boston now has four members of its blueline under contract for at least the next two seasons: McQuaid, Zdeno Chara, Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 5:43 am
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Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2011 6:01 pm

Adam McQuaid signs 3-year extension with Bruins

McQuaid is making roughly $600k this up coming season  ....  the new contract extends him for 3 more years at $1.567 Million per year  ... once again, the Bruins do it right.   This is a low cap hit and a fantastic extension for a young, tough, intimidating defenseman that handled himself extremely well last year and into the playoffs.  

Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2011 3:31 pm

Adam McQuaid signs 3-year extension with Bruins

The Bruins are getting better simply because their core group is heading into their prime.   Losing Kaberle may be a plus with guys like Kampfer ready to step in.   Recchi was old and Ryder was a healthy scratch at times last year due to his inconsistent play.   You take a guy like Seguin, who was a skinny rail, give him another summer to beef up and right away the offense is looking better.   Add a guy like Jordan Caron to the wing and we get not only youth but size.    The only player the Bruins need to worry about resigning right now is Marchand and they better be working that.   Other than that, the rest are pieces will be replaced with younger, faster, and hungrier players.   If this group of core Bruins stays relatively healthy, as they did in this last run, they will surely contend for another Stanley Cup!   Locking up McQuaid is a smart move as it shows the Bruins are already looking ahead for the future.   After next season there are several free agents ... the Bruins are covered on defense with several great prospects coming down the pike.   On offense they have some nice pieces as well ... expect Spooner to see some NHL ice time at some point this season too.    Bruins mgmt. has set this team up to succeed for a very long time ...  and with all the pieces in place and a fantastic farm system producing solid prospects, they very well could win the cup again next year.   GO BRUINS ... your 2011 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!!!

Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2011 11:18 am

Adam McQuaid signs 3-year extension with Bruins

Let's not get ahead of ourselves with the Stanley Cup talk.  The Bruins have not gotten any better this offseason.  They've gotten worse if anything, losing Michael Ryder and Tomas Kaberle.  Not that Kaberle did a whole lot for us, but there was some hidden talent there.

Remember, McQuaid was simply resigned, not an 'added' piece.  Still, a good lockup.  Let's hope they can do the same with Brad Marchand.

Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2011 11:00 am
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Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2011 8:32 am

Adam McQuaid signs 3-year extension with Bruins

great signing,the guy will be the next scott stevens?now one more forward to get and could be another stanley cup?Laughing

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