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

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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.