Like forward Nick Suzuki, who signed an eight-year, $ 63 million contract extension with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, defenseman Charlie McAvoy could in turn hit the big one with the Boston Bruins.

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Being able to become a free agent with compensation at the end of this season, as was the case for Suzuki, McAvoy would be on the verge of an agreement with the organization of the Bruins.

“We hope to settle the Charlie McAvoy case soon,” suggested the president of the Bruins, Cam Neely, quoted Wednesday on the website of the National Hockey League, specifying that the general manager Don Sweeney and his assistant Evan Gold are negotiating with the McAvoy clan these days. I hope something will happen soon, but you never know until the signature is at the bottom of the contract. “

The 23-year-old McAvoy is in the final year of a three-year deal averaging $ 4.9 million per season. The Bruins defenseman is likely to benefit from a significant salary increase.

It should be mentioned that among NHL defensemen, Darnell Nurse of the Edmonton Oilers notably signed an eight-year contract for $ 74 million on August 6. The previous week, young Zach Werenski for his part received $ 57.5 million from the Columbus Blue Jackets for a period of six years.

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