New York Rangers defenseman Brooks Orpik has signed a two-year contract with the Boston Bruins, the team announced Friday.
The 23-year-old defenseman signed the extension with an average annual value of $6.25 million, according to a release from the team.
Orpika, who has four goals and 11 points in 22 games, also will receive an additional $1.25M in performance bonuses.
He will be eligible for arbitration in 2019.
The Rangers will face the Bruins in the Stanley Final on Saturday night.
Orpsik is one of the best defensemen in the NHL, ranking sixth among all players with at least 40 goals and 12 assists this season.
He is tied for sixth in the League with 11 power-play goals and is tied with Bruins captain Milan Lucic for third in the league with 12 power-plays assists.
Boston’s Kevin Hayes is expected to start in his return to the lineup after missing four games with an upper-body injury.
He has nine points (3G, 6A) in 11 games this season after finishing with three goals and two assists in 10 games last season.
The Bruins and Rangers split the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Boston won the series 5-4, and the Rangers will travel to face the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.