BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Torey Krug to a four-year contract worth $21 million.
Earlier Thursday, the team bought out the contract of defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, saving $2.83 million.
Krug's 40 assists last season were ninth among all NHL defensemen. He also had four goals and was second on the team only to Zdeno Chara with 21 minutes, 36 seconds on ice per game.
In 241 games over four NHL seasons, Krug has 30 goals and 95 assists.
In 2013, Krug joined the team during the playoffs after appearing in only one regular-season game and had four goals and two assists to help the Bruins advance to the Stanley Cup Final.
A native of Livonia, Michigan, Krug was a Michigan State captain and Hobey Baker Award finalist.