BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed forward Tyler Seguin to an entry-level contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Seguin, the second overall pick in this year’s NHL Draft, spent the past two seasons playing with the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). In 2009-2010, the 6’1”, 172-pound forward led the OHL in scoring with 106 points, sharing the title with fellow top prospect Taylor Hall. Seguin notched 48 goals and 58 assists in 63 games while compiling 54 penalty minutes.
The 18-year-old Brampton, Ontario native played in nine playoff games for Plymouth in 2010, scoring five goals and tallying five assists for 10 points.
He played in 124 regular season games during his two years with Plymouth, recording 69-104=175 totals. Seguin then added 10-16=26 totals in 20 postseason contests.
Seguin also won the 2009-2010 Red Tilson Trophy as the most outstanding player in the OHL and the 2009-2010 CHL Top Draft Prospect Award as the top eligible prospect for the NHL Entry Draft from the Canadian Hockey League. Seguin finished the season ranked as the number one prospect from by NHL Central Scouting.
He participated in the Bruins’ fourth annual prospect development camp held at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Massachusetts from July 6-10.
Per the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, if Seguin does not make the Bruins NHL roster out of the club’s upcoming training camp, he must be returned to his junior team in Plymouth. This is due to Seguin’s age (18), as Canadian Hockey League players under the age of 20 must be returned to their junior teams, instead of being assigned the NHL club’s respective American Hockey League affiliate.