The Boston Bruins signed Jake DeBrusk to a two-year deal on Monday and it’s a rare deal that works for both sides.
For a while, Boston Bruins fans didn’t know if Jake DeBrusk would be returning to the team. He was a restricted free agent but had yet to reach an agreement with the B’s. Well, fans got some good news on Monday, DeBrusk is coming back.
The team announced that they had signed the winger to a two-year deal with an average annual cap hit of $3.675 million.
More from Chowder and Champions
- 3 Patriots on the Bubble Who Have Clinched Their 53-Man Roster Spots
- 3 Midseason Chaim Bloom Decisions That Have Killed the 2023 Red Sox
- 10 Patriots Who Will Be Cut by Tuesday’s Roster Deadline
- MLB Screws Red Sox Fans With Broadcast for Mookie Betts Return
- 3 Most Underpaid Celtics Heading Into the 2023 Season
It’s good to see DeBrusk return to Boston. He has become a key part of the Bruins top six and once again had a successful season. In 65 games, DeBrusk had 19 goals and 16 assists.
DeBrusk would have done better if he wasn’t as streaky. One thing that he needs to improve on is his consistency.
But DeBrusk is a great asset to David Krejci. He is able to move well in the offensive zone and also possesses some great speed.
At the age of 24, DeBrusk still has plenty of games left to play. Signing him to a bridge deal was a perfect solution.
DeBrusk will get the opportunity to improve as a player. If he is more consistent and shows his skills he will get the payday that he desires.
For the Bruins, this deal allows them more time to make a decision on DeBrusk. They clearly like him as a player, but they don’t know if they want to commit to a long term deal.
Also, Boston doesn’t have to rely on their first line to do all the scoring. If the second line is able to supplement the top line, the Bruins should have a successful season.
But Bruins fans will be very happy to see DeBrusk return next season. He is one of the most beloved players on the roster. Now we just have to wait and see what happens with Zdeno Chara.