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Source: College standout Kessel to sign with Bruins

Updated: August 17, 2006, 1:39 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

According to a league source, University of Minnesota forward Phil Kessel has decided to forego the final three years of his college eligibility and sign a three-year contract with the Boston Bruins. The club likely will make the formal announcement on Thursday.

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. For example, rookie stars Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby earned ...

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