CSNNE.COM: reports the Boston Bruins have re-signed defenseman Adam McQuaid to a three-year contract extension, beginning in 2012-13, which will pay him an annual cap hit of $1.57 million per season. McQuaid currently has one year remaining on his present contract at $575K.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: McQuaid proved his worth last season to the Bruins, in both 67 regular season games and 23 post-season ones. He has  a promising career ahead of him as a shut-down defenseman. Another Island boy makes good!