Bruins sign locals Coyle, Wagner to multi-year extensions

Bruins sign locals Coyle, Wagner to multi-year extensions

Charlie Coyle #13 of the Boston Bruins attempts to keep control of the puck from Cam Atkinson #13 of the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference 2nd Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins re-signed two local players on Wednesday afternoon, inking forwards Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner to multi-year extensions, according to an official release from the team.

Coyle, a Weymouth native, signed a 6-year deal with an average annual value (AAV) of $5.25 million per season. That extension will carry him through the end of the 2025-2026 season with the black and gold.

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Wagner, a product of Walpole, Mass., will be under contract with the Bruins through the end of the 2022-2023 season after signing a 3-year extension with the team. His deal is worth an AAV of $1.35 million.

The Bruins acquired Coyle, 27, at the 2019 trade deadline from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for fellow local Ryan Donato. Since his acquisition, Coyle has amassed 20 regular-season points — 14 of which have come in 24 games this season.

His nine goals in last year's Stanley Cup Final run were tied for the team lead. Coyle was set to become an unrestricted free agent at year's end, but will now receive a significant pay bump from his $3.2 million in salary this season.

Wagner, 28, signed a two-year deal with the Bruins in July 2018 after spending four years with three different NHL teams. In his 99 games with Boston thus far, Wagner has 24 points (13-11--24) and led the team with 247 hits a season ago.

The forward's current deal pays him $1.25 million this season, with his extension keeping him from hitting free agency at the end of the current 2019-2020 season.

The extensions take two of the team’s best depth players off the impending free-agent market for the upcoming offseason. The Bruins still have a handful of players on their roster set for free agency in the 2020 summer, most notably defensemen Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug.