Well, the Bruins did get at least one contract situation wrapped up before training camp.
The team announced Wednesday morning that it has signed head coach Bruce Cassidy to a multi-year contract extension. Terms of the contract, including length and salary, were not disclosed, although Pierre LeBruin tweeted that the new deal will pay Cassidy around $3 million a year.
Cassidy took over the reins of the Bruins back in February 2017 — replacing Boston’s all-time winningest coach in Claude Julien. Since then, Cassidy has led Boston to a 117-52-22 record in 191 career games, good for the fourth-best winning percentage (.670) in team history. It only took him 166 games to reach the 100-win mark, the second shortest amount of time in franchise history – trailing only TomJohnson (138 games).
Speaking at a Bruins Fan Fest event in Leominster last month, Don Sweeney praised Cassidy’s efforts in leading a Bruins club that already boasted an established locker room — while also dealing with an influx of young talent.