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Boston Bruins sign Rich Peverley to three-year contract extension

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins have signed centre Rich Peverley, a key member of last season's Stanley Cup championship team, to a US$9.75-million, three-year contract extension.

The team announced the deal on Tuesday that will keep Peverley under contract through the 2014-15 season. The 29-year-old forward was acquired by the Bruins from the former Atlanta Thrashers on Feb. 18.

Peverley had four goals and three assists in 23 regular-season games, and added four goals and eight assists in the playoffs last season. Overall, he had 18 goals and 23 assists in 82 regular-season games with Atlanta and Boston.

He has 60 goals and 91 assists in 276 career regular-season games with Boston, Atlanta and Nashville.

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