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Bruins sign F Zacha to one-year deal, avoid arbitration

Pavel Zacha Pavel Zacha - The Canadian Press

The Boston Bruins have signed forward Pavel Zacha to a one-year, $3.5 million contract, avoiding arbitration.

The Bruins acquired the restricted free agent from the New Jersey Devils last month in exchange for Erik Haula.

The 25-year-old had 15 goals and 36 points in 70 games with the Devils last season.

Zacha was selected sixth overall by the Devils in the 2015 NHL Draft, and appeared for the team that season in one game. With the exception of the COVID-19-shortened 2020-21 season, Zacha has appeared in at least 60 games in every season of his career. His 36 points this past season were a career high.

Zacha played last season under a three-year, $6.75 million contract.

The Czech Republic native has 69 goals and 179 points in 386 career NHL games.