Boston Bruins’ General Manager Don Sweeney has announced today (August 30th) that the Bruins have signed 3 players to 1-year contracts.
Chris Casto, Brian Ferlin, and Alex Grant aren’t “big” players skill wise, but they will most likely seem some Providence Bruins time.
Casto is a 24-year-old 6’3″ 210 defenseman and has been with the black and gold for 4 years now, all of which he played in Providence. Last season, Casto played in 68 games and put up 7-16-23 totals to go along with an even +/- rating. His contract is 1-year, $650,000.
Brian Ferlin has also been with the Bruins since 2014-15. He played 7 games with the Boston Bruins in the 2014-15 season, putting up only one assist however. Last season with Providence, the right winger played in 23 games, with 6-8-14 totals and a +9 rating. His contract is 1-year, $725,000.
Alex Grant has never donned a Bruins sweater, but could be some depth for the team. Grant is a 6’3″, 209 pounds d-man, who most recently played with the Arizona Coyotes. He played 5 games in the 2015-16 campaign in the big leagues, while he played 69 games with the Coyotes AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons. Down there, he put up 11-31-42 totals, to go along with a dismal -34 plus minus rating. His contract is 1-year, $600,000.
And finally, the most experienced of the signings, Dominic Moore. Moore is a seasoned NHL forward and has been in the league since the 2003-04 season. Moore has played with the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota Wild, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning, San Jose Sharks, and now, the Boston Bruins. Moore may not play with the Bruins up in the NHL, but you never know. His contract is the most expensive, but at a 1-year, $900,000 deal, it isn’t much to be worried about.
The 2016-17 NHL season is really shaping up, and the Bruins are just making sure that everything is at top form.