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Kessel signs three-year deal, will report to camp

Updated: August 17, 2006, 8:47 PM ET
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BOSTON -- Phil Kessel, the fifth pick in this year's NHL draft, signed a three-year contract with the Boston Bruins.

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.

The 18-year-old center played one season of college hockey at Minnesota in 2005-06, finishing second on the team in scoring and sixth in the conference with 18 goals and 33 assists in 34 games.

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