Kessel signs three-year deal, will report to camp
BOSTON -- Phil Kessel, the fifth pick in this year's NHL draft, signed a three-year contract with the Boston Bruins.
Kessel will earn the entry-level max $850,000 in annual salary for the duration of the contract. He'll also be eligible for significant performance-based bonuses.
The 18-year-old center played one season of college hockey at Minnesota in 2005-06, finishing second on the team in scoring and sixth in the conference with 18 goals and 33 assists in 34 games.