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Bruins Sign Kobasew to Extension

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed forward Chuck Kobasew to a multi-year contract extension.  Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

Kobasew enjoyed a career year for Boston in 2007-2008, as he played in 73 regular season games and established career bests in goals (22), assists (17) and points (39).  His 22 goals placed him second on the team and his 39 points ranked fourth overall.  Seeing action on both the power play and penalty kill, Kobasew led the Bruins in shorthanded tallies with three and his six power play strikes were the fourth most on the squad.

Selected by the Calgary Flames with the 14th overall pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Kobasew was traded from Calgary to Boston on February 10, 2007 along with Andrew Ference in exchange for Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau.  He played in 10 games for Boston during the 2006-2007 campaign and notched one goal and one assist.

In his five-year NHL career, Kobasew has recorded 55-57-112 totals in 293 regular season games (83 with Boston, 210 with Calgary).  He also saw action in 33 postseason contests with Calgary where he registered one goal and one assist.

The 26-year-old native of Osoyoos, British Columbia played one season for Boston College and helped lead the Eagles to the 2000-2001 NCAA National Championship.

Kobasew and Chiarelli will be available on a media conference call on Wednesday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m. ET.  Call-in details will be announced on Wednesday morning.
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