June 5th, 2010 by

Seidenberg in the fold for four

Boston Bruins, Dennis Seidenberg, NHLNot even 24-hours after Shawn Thornton received a two-year extension, Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was inked to a new four-year contract extension.

Seidenberg was dealt to the B’s, along with Matt Bartkowski, from the Florida Panther on the Mar. 3, NHL trade deadline for Craig Weller, Byron Bitz and a 2010 second round pick (TBL). And now  re-signed through 2014, makes the trade more like highway robbery: advantage Boston.

The 28-year-old skated in 17 games in Boston this season and notched 2-7-9 totals. Between Boston and Florida, the German blue-liner set a career high in assists (28), points (32), games played (79), and led the NHL in blocked shots (215).

Seidenberg also underwent successful surgery to repair a tendon in his forearm on Apr. 6 after sustaining a laceration on Apr. 3 in a game against Toronto. The expected recovery time was eight weeks — enough time for the 6’1″ defenseman to be ready for training camp.

With Seidenberg now in the fold for the next four years, the Bruins have a solid 1-2 punch (alongside Zdeno Chara) on the back-end for next season. Matt Huwick, Andrew Ference, Chara, and Seidenberg are all under contract next year–and barring any trades–will be the  starting five for the 2010-11 NHL season. That now leaves Mark Stuart (RFA) and Johnny Boychuk (UFA) as the only two not guaranteed a spot in Black-and-Gold….yet. And both somehow need to be inked and back in Black next season.

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  3. Pingback: The Hub Of Hockey June 5, 2010 [...] season). Boston’s GM has already established his next season’s top defense corps, by re-upping Seidenberg for the next four years. Now it’s time to ink Boychuk to a contract of his own to really stabilize the Bruins’ [...]

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  5. Pingback: The Jack of all trades | The Hub of Hockey – A Boston Bruins Hockey Blog by Mark Marino June 17, 2011 [...] The 6-foot-1 Seidenberg was just simply a tank in the playoffs. He topped the NHL charts with over 690 minutes of total ice time played and 74 blocked shots, and his 57 hits were fifth among all defensemen.  Good thing he’s in the fold for a few more years. [...]

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