This news broke just a couple of hours ago from the Boston Bruins front office. The 24-year old defenseman completed his first full season as a Bruin and finished the year with 3 goals, 12 assists, and a plus-30, a number that has him ranked first among rookies. Before this news, McQuaid was only signed through next season. Since McQuaid signed this three-year extension, that will have four of our six defensemen signed long term (Zdeno Chara, Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference, and Adam McQuaid). A tough young player and a physical presence on the blue line, McQuaid will be wearing the black and gold for some time.