Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bruins sign Colin Miller and Joe Morrow

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Colin Miller and Joe Morrow
On Thursday, the Bruins announced that they have re-signed defensemen Colin Miller and Joe Morrow. Colin Miller was signed to a 2-year, one-way contract worth an average annual value of $1 million. Joe Morrow was signed to a 1-year, one-way contract worth $800K.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Bruins sign Backes, Liles and Khudobin

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David Backes, John-Michael Liles and Anton Khudobin
Today the free agency frenzy has begun and the Bruins took action! The Bruins have signed Blues captain David Backes, according to TSN he signed a 5-year contract for $30 million, for a cap hit of $6 million. Backes is 32 years old, plays center, 6'3" 221 lbs, shoots right and was born in Minnesota. If you don't already know, Backes is a physical/heart and soul type of player, similar to Matt Beleskey but he has more offensive skills. Last season, Backes played in 79 games, scored 21 goals and had 24 assists for 45 total points, was +4 and had 83 PIMs.

The Bruins have re-signed defenseman John-Michael Liles to a 1-year contract worth $2 million ($2 million cap hit). Last season, Liles played in 17 games for the Bruins, had 6 assists and was -7.

Returning to the Bruins after three years away, is goalie Anton Khudobin as he signed a 2-year contract worth a total of $2.4 million ($1.2 million cap hit). Last season, Khudobin played in 9 games with the Anaheim Ducks, finished with a 3-3 record, had 1 shutout, a .909 save percentage and a 2.70 GAA.

More signings by the Bruins
The Bruins re-signed defenseman Tommy Cross to a 1-year two-way contract worth an average annual value of $600K.

The Bruins re-signed forward Tyler Randell to a 1-year two-way contract worth an average annual value of $600K.

The Bruins signed forward Riley Nash to a 2-year contract worth an average annual value of $900K. Last season, Nash played with the Carolina Hurricanes in 64 games, recorded 9 goals and 13 assists for 22 points while finishing -5 and had 18 PIMs.

The Bruins signed forward Tim Schaller to a 1-year two-way contract worth an average annual value of $600K. Last season, Schaller played with the Buffalo Sabres in 17 games, recorded 1 goal and 2 assists for 3 points while finishing +3 and had 2 PIMs.

Saying goodbye
Loui Eriksson signed a 6-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks, for a total of $36 million ($6 million cap hit).

Jonas Gustavsson signed a 1-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers for $800K.

Brett Connolly signed a 1-year contract with the Washington Capitals for $850K.

Lee Stempniak signed a 2-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes for $5 million ($2.5 million cap hit).

Zach Trotman signed a 1-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

Matt Irwin signed a 2-year contract with the Nashville Predators.

Alex Khokhlachev signed a 2-year KHL contract.

Chris Kelly signed a 1-year $900K deal with the Ottawa Senators.

In other news, former Bruin Milan Lucic, signed a 7-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers for $42 million ($6 million cap hit).

Post updated 7/1 at 5:42pm
Post updated with Chris Kelly signing on 7/7

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bruins resign Krug and buyout Seidenberg

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Torey Krug and Dennis Seidenberg
The Bruins announced today that they have re-signed defenseman Torey Krug to a 4-year contract through the 2019-20 season, worth an average annual value of $5.25 million. Last season, Krug played in 81 games, scored 4 goals and had 40 assists for 44 points, while finishing a +9.

The Bruins also announced that they bought out defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. Seidenberg had two years left on his contract, which now the contract will only count as $1.166 million against the salary cap in 2016-17. The Bruins website states that the "buyout carries additional cap charges of $2.166 million in 2017-18, $1.116 million in 2018-19 and $1.116 million in 2019-20." Last season, Seidenberg played in 61 games, scored 1 goal and had 11 assists for 12 points, while finishing a -1.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Bruins picks in 2016 NHL Entry Draft

Charlie McAvoy
Bruins 2016 1st round draft pick Charlie McAvoy (14th overall)
In case you missed it, the 2016 NHL Draft was on June 24th and 25th, and the Bruins had two first-round draft picks this year. Here are the Bruins 2016 draft selections:

Round 1 selections
Charlie McAvoy, 14th overall pick, defenseman, 6'1" 200lbs, 18 years old (will turn 19 in December), born in Long Beach, N.Y., shoots right

Trent Frederic, 29th overall pick, center, 6'2" 203lbs, 18 years old, born in St. Louis, MO, shoots left, he describes himself as a two-way physical player

Round 2 selection
Ryan Lindgren, 49th overall pick, defenseman, 6'0" 198lbs, 18 years old, born in Burnsville, Minnesota, shoots left

Round 5 selections
Joona Koppanen, 135th overall pick, center, 6'5" 194lbs, 18 years old, born in Tampere, Finland, shoots left

Cameron Clarke, 136th overall pick, defenseman, 6'1" 170lbs, 18 years old, born in Tecumseh, Michigan, shoots right

Round 6 selection
Oskar Steen, 165th overall pick, forward, 5'9" 187lbs, 18 years old, born in Karlstad, Sweden, shoots right

Round 7
The Bruins traded their 7th round pick in this year's draft to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Florida's 7th round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Bruins don't give qualifying offers to three
On Tuesday, the Bruins decided not to give qualifying offers to Brett Connolly, Landon Ferraro and minor leaguer Ben Sexton. We can expect that the Bruins will not re-sign any of these three players.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bruins sign Kevan Miller and Seth Griffith

Yesterday the Bruins announced that they signed defenseman Kevan Miller to a 4-year contract extension, at a @2.5 million per year cap figure. This signing is a big head-scratcher and really makes Bruins fans question Bruins GM Don Sweeney and where this team is heading.

The Bruins also signed forward Seth Griffith to a 1-year two-way contract, at $625,000 per year cap figure.

In other news, the Bruins announced that they have hired Bruce Cassidy and Jay Pandolfo as assistant coaches. Departing from the Bruins staff are Doug Houda and Doug Jarvis.