The Boston Bruins have locked up at least one important part of their future.
The Bruins have signed head coach Bruce Cassidy to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday morning.
The length and terms of the contract weren't disclosed, but Cassidy's extension had been a long time coming, as team president Cam Neely told our Joe Haggerty in August the sides had already begun contract negotiations.
Bruins announce they’ve signed Bruce Cassidy to a multi-year contract extension. Been in the works for a while— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) September 11, 2019
Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic reports that the deal will pay Cassidy about $3 million a year.
Nothing official, coaches’ salaries are closely guarded info, however my understanding is that Cassidy’s new deal will pay in and around $3 M per https://t.co/nar2KTqLAZ— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) September 11, 2019
Cassidy is entering his third full season as Bruins head coach since taking over for Claude Julien midway through the 2016-17 campaign. He's enjoyed a very successful tenure, leading Boston to 112 points in 2017-18 and taking the B's to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final last season.
The 54-year-old currently owns the fourth-best winning percentage in team history at .670 after going 117-52-22 to date.
The Bruins' open their preseason next Monday at the New Jersey Devils.
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