Matt Grzelcyk signed a four-year, $14.75 million contract with the Boston Bruins on Saturday. It has an average annual value of $3.6 million.
The 26-year-old defenseman, who was a restricted free agent, avoided a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Oct. 20.
Grzelcyk had NHL career highs in goals (four), assists (17) and points (21) in 68 games with the Bruins last season, and had one assist in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Selected by Boston in the third round (No. 85) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Grzelcyk has scored 54 points (10 goals, 44 assists) in 197 regular-season games and 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 43 playoff games.