John Moore gets five-year deal from Bruins

Defenseman John Moore has signed a five-year deal from the Boston Bruins for an annual average value of $2.75 million, the team announced on Twitter.

Moore had a solid, if unspectacular, season on the blue line for a Devils team that exceeded expectations, registering 97 points and making the playoffs. He posted 18 points and was a plus-3 in a career-high 81 games.

The 27-year-old had expressed a desire to remain in New Jersey and help the team improve further.

Moore has also played for the Rangers, Coyotes and Blue Jackets in an eight-year career.