Bruins GM Don Sweeney wrapped up a big piece of business in locking up restricted free agent defenseman Brandon Carlo long-term today. Carlo and the Bruins agreed to terms on a six-year, $24.6 million contract extension. The deal has a modified no-trade clause that kicks in for year three and beyond with varying terms as it progresses.
Brandon Carlo – D
23-24: $4.7M Base + $1M Signing bonus
Years 3 & 4: 10 team no trade list
Year 5: 8 team no trade
Year 6: 3 team no tradehttps://t.co/aj1MfqNaBk
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“Brandon is a player who has grown into a foundational defenseman with our team while also emerging as an important leader on and off the ice,” said Sweeney. He also added that the team is “very pleased” with this new deal for Carlo. He tallied three goals and an assist in 27 games for the Bruins last season and was a big part of their penalty kill yet again.
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This past season didn’t end ideally as it could for Carlo against the Islanders, but he is back to feeling 100 percent. The next step for him is getting back on the ice, which he told the media he will be doing next week.
Having Brandon Carlo locked up for the foreseeable future is massive for the Bruins, but there is still work to be done. Don Sweeney knows that as the team finds themselves in a pivotal offseason. It’s going to be a busy summer.