They avoided salary arbitration with Danton Heinen by giving the winger a two-year extension. Heinen was set to have a hearing on August 3 had the two sides not reached a deal.
A native of Langley, British Columbia, Heinen was selected by the Bruins in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2014 National Hockey League draft.More news: Sagan wins fifth stage, Alaphilippe retains lead | Sports , Other Sports
Heinen, a fourth-round pick by Boston in 2014, has appeared in 77 games in each of the last two seasons after playing in just eight games in 2016-17.
A restricted free agent and unable to come to terms on a new deal in the immediate aftermath of the Black and Gold's run to the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, the 24-year-old Heinen officially filed for arbitration on July 5. If Heinen is awarded a two-year deal in excess of $3.5 million, the Bruins could instead opt for a one-year deal at that given salary. The Bruins winger's situation isn't all that different from Kasperi Kapanen, who just signed a three-year deal worth $3.2 million per season, and Andreas Johnsson with his four-year deal worth $3.4 million per season, both with the Maple Leafs.More news: AT&T’s robocall-blocking expansion won’t block spam calls unless you pay extra
He enjoyed his best offensive season as a rookie in 2017-18, totaling 16 goals and 31 assists for 47 points in 77 games and adding one goal in nine playoff games.More news: Ariana Grande grieves Mac Miller’s death in new interview