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North Bay's Lyle signs with Bruins

Lyle inks a two-year deal
Lyle
North Bay's Brady Lyle changes direction and heads up ice Sunday at Memorial Gardens. File photo by Tom Martineau.

The Boston Bruins have signed defenceman Brady Lyle to a two-year, entry-level contract.

The deal comes with an average annual value of $800,000, per the Bruins.

Lyle posted six goals and 12 points in 19 appearances with the AHL's Providence Bruins this season.

"I'm obviously super excited, it means a lot to me and everyone around me who has been there through it all," Lyle told BayToday. 

"I am really happy to continue my career with such a great organization." 

The 21-year-old is tied for the lead among AHL defenceman in goals. Lyle was signed by Providence as a free agent on April 16, 2020.

The North Bay, native also skated in six games with Detva HC in the Slovak Tipsport Liga, posting one goal, three points, and a plus-5 rating.

The 2015 North Bay Battalion first-round pick was also coming off a breakout offensive season with the Owen Sound Attack in 2019-20 before COVID-19 put the OHL season on ice.   

He netted 22 goals and 43 assists for 65 points in 62 games last season.  

The last North Bay native to be inked by the Boston Bruins organization was Matt Marquardt back in May of 2008.  

Marquardt, who was a draft pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2006, had his rights traded to the Bruins for Jonathan Sigalet.