Bruins ink C Peverley to 3-year extension

The Boston Bruins have signed center Rich Peverley, a key member

of last season’s Stanley Cup championship team, to a 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 played in 276 career NHL regular-season games with

Boston, Atlanta and Nashville and has 60 goals and 91 assists.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.