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Brandon Carlo Says Kevan Miller Was a ‘Huge Mentor’ of His, and That Miller Was The Guy He’d ‘Grown Closest With’ on Boston Bruins

On Wednesday it was announced that Brandon Carlo has signed a six-year extension with an annual cap hit of $4.1 million.

“This is a huge day for me and my family. I’m obviously very excited and very pumped,” Carlo said. “Just wanted to get the thank you’s going through — the Jacobs family, I’m very thankful for this opportunity. Don Sweeney, Cam Neely, and everybody in the Bruins organization, especially my teammates, (I) couldn’t have done it without them especially. I think for my family this is very huge, and I just want to thank my mom, my dad, my fiancee, and just all of them for supporting me along the way.”

“The coaching staff and everybody has done a great job over the past couple of years to help me develop, and get to this point,” he continued.

Just hours earlier, if that, that Kevan Miller announced his retirement via Instagram. Carlo thanked the newly retired Kevan Miller for being his mentor and his closest friend on the team.

“Probably the guy that I’ve grown closest with over the past couple years,” said Carlo. He’s been a huge mentor of mine. I came in the league as a right-handed defenseman, we played in similar roles. He did such a great job with handling me and helping me along the way.”

“I wish I could have played many many more years with him but I’m very thankful for the time that I did get, and the lifelong friendship that we’ll have,” he continued. ”

After the Carlo deal, the B’s still have $24,900,833 still remaining in cap space, and still have Taylor Hall, David Krejci, and Tuukka Rask as unrestricted free agents. With the off-season about to hit full swing, we should see some more names being signed in the near future.

(Photo of Flyers’ Jakub Voracek, and Bruins’ Kevan Miller and Brandon Carlo/Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Brandon Carlo Says Kevan Miller Was a ‘Huge Mentor’ of His, and That Miller Was The Guy He’d ‘Grown Closest With’ on Boston Bruins