Chuck Kobasew signed a three year contract extension with the Boston Bruins on Wednesday. The deal will pay him around seven million dollars and will be an average cap hit of $2.33 million a season for the Bruins.
The 26-year-old winger is coming off of his first full season with the Bruins—a season in which he set career highs in goals (22), assists (17), and points (39).
Kobasew was acquired in a four player trade with the Calgary Flames at the trade deadline last season. Kobasew came to the Bruins with defenseman Andrew Ference in return for defenseman Brad Stuart and center Wayne Primeau.
Kobasew has done everything that has been asked of him in a Bruins’ uniform. He has killed penalties, played on the power play, scored timely goals, and finished every hit.
Unfortunately, Kobasew missed the remaining nine games of the regular season and the entire playoffs with a broken tibia.
However, he is on schedule with his rehab and he should be 100% when training camp rolls around.
I am excited to see Kobasew to play next season. Put him on a line with Patrice Bergeron and Marco Sturm and you could have instant chemistry.
This kid played his hardest every night and he showed what it truly means to wear the Bruins’ sweater.
I am looking forward to seeing how much better this kid can get.
Hopefully, he will set more career highs in the years to come.