Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bruins sign Noel Acciari to 2-year contract

Noel Acciari
Noel Acciari
Yesterday it was announced that the Bruins have signed forward Noel Acciari to a 2-year one-way contract worth an average annual value of $725K. Last season, Acciari played in 29 games, scored 2 goals and recorded 3 assists for 5 points.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bruins picks in 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Urho Vaakanainen goes to the Boston Bruins at #18 overall in 2017 NHL Draft, on June 23, 2017.
The 2017 NHL Draft was on June 23rd and 24th and the Bruins were quiet on the trade-front unlike a lot of other teams making deals, but the Bruins had six selections in this years draft. Here are the Bruins 2017 draft selections:

Round 1 selection
Urho Vaakanainen, 18th overall pick, defenseman, 6'1", 188 pounds, 18 years old, Finland native, and shoots left.

Round 2 selection
Jack Studnicka, 53rd overall pick, forward, 6'0", 171 pounds, 18 years old, Michigan, USA native, and shoots right.

Round 4 selection
Jeremy Swayman, 111th overall pick, goalie, 6'2", 187 pounds, 18 years old, Alaska, USA native, and catches left.

Round 6 selection
Cédric Paré, 173rd overall pick, forward, 6'2", 205 pounds, 18 years old, from Levis, Quebec, and shoots left.

Round 7 selections
Victor Berglund, 195th overall pick, defenseman, 6'0", 165 pounds, 17 years old, from Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, and shoots right.

Daniel Bukac, 204th overall pick, defenseman, 6'4", 185 pounds, 18 years old, from Most, Czech Republic, and shoots right.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bruins lose Colin Miller in Expansion Draft

Colin Miller
On Wednesday the NHL Expansion Draft for the Vegas Golden Knights was held and they selected Bruins defenseman Colin Miller. Over the past two seasons, Miller played in 103 season games for the Bruins, totaling 9 goals and 20 assists for 29 points, and racking up 94 PIMs. Good luck to you Colin, we wish you nothing but the best!

Patrice Bergeron won the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy

Bruins Patrice Bergeron wins the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy
Yesterday Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron won the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy, which every year is awarded to the "forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." Bergeron beat out Ducks forward Ryan Kesler and Wild forward Mikko Koivu.

This is Bergeron's sixth straight season being named as a finalist for the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy. This is also Bergeron's fourth time winning the 2017 Frank J. Selke Trophy, which ties Montreal's Hall of Fame forward Bob Gainey, as the only two players in NHL history to win the award four times.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bruins hire Kevin Dean as an assistant coach

Yesterday the Bruins announced that they hired Kevin Dean as an assistant coach of the Boston Bruins.

Dean's promotion comes one season after being named head coach of the Providence Bruins, Boston's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. In his first season at the helm of the P-Bruins, Dean led the team to a 43-23-6 (96 points) record, yielding a berth in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs. In his playoff debut behind the bench as head coach, the P-Bruins advanced all the way to the Eastern Conference Final where they fell to the Syracuse Crunch (4-1) after topping the Wilkes/Barre/Scranton Penguins in Round 1 (3-2) and Hershey Bears in Round 2 (4-3). It was the P-Bruins first Eastern Conference Finals appearance since 2009.

Dean spent five seasons as an assistant coach of Providence Bruins (2011-16), where the team compiled a 207-128-45 record in 380 games, including winning seasons in all five years. During his tenure as assistant coach, the team reached the playoffs four times, missing the playoffs just once during the 2011-12 campaign.

The 48-year-old native of Madison, WI, also spent five seasons as a coach in the New Jersey Devils organization, including four seasons as an assistant coach for the Lowell Devils (AHL) and one season as head coach of the Trenton Devils (ECHL).

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bruins sign Anders ‪Bjork to 3-year contract

Anders Bjork
On Tuesday, the Bruins announced that they have signed forward Anders ‪Bjork to a 3-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2017-18 season.

Bjork was selected by the Bruins in the 5th round (146th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Bjork served as an alternate captain for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2016-17, finishing the year with 21 goals and 31 assists for 52 points - all career highs - with 16 penalty minutes and a plus-17 rating. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound forward helped lead Notre Dame to a Frozen Four appearance for the first time since 2011. At the conclusion of the season, ‪Bjork was selected to the Hockey East First All-Star Team and was named a Hobey Baker Award (NCAA Top Collegiate Player) finalist. As a sophomore in 2015-16, the forward was selected to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team after posting 12 goals and 23 assists for a team-high 35 points with eight penalty minutes and a career-high plus-28 rating in 35 games. ‪Bjork appeared in 41 games with Notre Dame as a freshman in 2014-15, tallying seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points with 14 penalty minutes.