Saturday, April 2, 2016

Bruins sign O'Gara, Kuraly and Grzelcyk

This past week the Bruins have signed a few youngsters. On Tuesday, the Bruins announced that they signed defenseman Rob O'Gara (Yale University) to a 2-year entry-level contract (beginning with the 2016-17 season); and they signed forward Sean Kuraly (Miami University) to an entry-level contract (beginning with the 2016-17 season).
Kuraly served as captain at Miami University (Ohio) in 2015-16, posting six goals and 17 assists for 23 points in 36 games. The 6’2”, 205-pound forward recorded a career high in goals and tied a career high in points during the 2014-15 season with the RedHawks, scoring 19 goals and adding 10 assists for 29 points in 40 games. Over his four-year collegiate career, Kuraly skated in 154 games, producing 43 goals and 50 assists for 93 points with 177 penalty minutes.

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O’Gara, 22, finished up his 2015-16 season at Yale with four goals and eight assists for 12 points with 41 penalty minutes in 30 appearances. The 6’4”, 207-pound defenseman recorded a career high in points in 2014-15 for the Bulldogs, scoring six goals and adding a team-high 15 assists for 21 points with 31 penalty minutes and a plus-15 rating. He also earned first-team AHCA/CCM All America and first-team All-ECAC honors. O’Gara played in all 37 games as a freshman in 2012-13, recording seven assists as he helped Yale capture the 2013 National Championship.
Source: bruins.nhl.com

On Friday, the Bruins announced that they signed defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (Boston University) to a 2-year entry-level contract (beginning with the 2016-17 season).
Grzelcyk served as captain of the Boston University Terriers for the second straight season in 2015-16, finishing the year with 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points with 36 penalty minutes and a plus-17 rating in 27 games. The 22-year-old defenseman was also named a Hockey East First-Team All-Star for the second consecutive season. In 2014-15, Grzelcyk skated in 41 games, recording 10 goals and 28 assists for 38 points with 36 penalty minutes and a plus-32 rating. In addition to serving as captain and being named a Hockey East First-Team All-Star, he earned CCM First-Team All-American honors and was fourth in the nation in points per game among defenseman (0.95). Over his four-year collegiate career, Grzelcyk appeared in 124 games for Boston University, tallying 26 goals and 68 assists for 94 points.
Source: bruins.nhl.com

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