The Boston Bruins and defenceman Dennis Wideman have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing on a new four-year deal worth $15.75 million, Sportsnet has learned.
The 25-year-old, Kitchener, ON native made $600,000 last season.
In 81 games in 2007-08 Wideman scored 13 goals and added 23 assists for 36 points.
He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the eighth round, 241st overall in the 2002 draft.
The Bruins acquired him in a trade with St. Louis in 2007.