Posted February 14, 2012 on AP on Fox

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 17: Johnny Boychuk #55 of the Boston Bruins watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 17, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Bruins 4-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Johnny Boychuk to a three-year contract extension worth $10.1 million. General manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed the deal before Tuesday night's game against the New York Rangers. Boychuk, 28, has three goals and seven assists in 52 games this season and is second among Bruins defensemen with a plus-23 rating. Last season, Boychuk had three goals and a career-high 13 assists in the regular season, and three goals and six assists during the run to Boston's first Stanley Cup victory since 1972. Boychuk will earn $3.1 million, $3.4 million and $3.6 million over the next three years. The deal has a limited no-trade clause.
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