On this newest version of Boston Information & Rumors, the Bruins have made a handful of signings. In the meantime, an intriguing replace has been offered relating to Patrice Bergeron. Let’s talk about all of this now on this newest Bruins Information & Rumors column.
Bruins Signal Alec Regula
The Bruins have signed defenseman Alec Regula to a one-year, $775,000 contract. It’s a two-way deal.
Regula was one of many two defensemen that the Bruins acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in change for Taylor Corridor and Nick Foligno. The 22-year-old is seen as having the instruments to doubtlessly turn out to be a bottom-pairing defenseman later down the street because of his regular defensive play. After the signing of Kevin Shattenkirk, Regula just isn’t anticipated to be within the Bruins’ beginning lineup in October. As an alternative, he’ll probably begin the yr with the Windfall Bruins and be a possible call-up candidate.
Regula appeared in 4 video games final season with the Blackhawks, posting zero factors and a minus-3 score. The 6-foot-4 defenseman made an affect with the Rockford IceHogs, nonetheless, as he had 5 objectives and 21 factors in 51 video games performed. He will likely be aiming to construct off of this with the Bruins group from right here.
Bruins Signal Reilly Walsh
The Bruins additionally signed fellow right-shot defenseman Reilly Walsh to a one-year, two-way contract. On the NHL stage, he may also carry a $775,000 cap hit.
The Bruins acquired Walsh from the New Jersey Devils final month in change for American Hockey League (AHL) ahead Shane Bowers. At first look, this appears to be like like a transfer that has the potential to profit the Bruins extra. Walsh is coming off of a strong season with the Utica Comets, scoring 9 objectives and recording 41 factors.
Just like Regula, Walsh’s probabilities of being an NHL common with the Bruins subsequent season appear low because of the Shattenkirk signing. Nonetheless, the Massachusetts native ought to get some consideration to be a depth defenseman on their NHL roster if he impresses at camp. At worst, he will likely be a key contributor to their AHL roster.
Bruins Re-Signal Michael DiPietro
The ultimate participant that the Bruins signed in the present day (July 17) is goaltender Michael DiPietro. Like Regula and Walsh, DiPietro’s new contract is a one-year, two-way deal that may pay him $775,000 on the NHL stage.
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DiPietro was acquired final season from the Vancouver Canucks as part of the Jack Studnicka commerce. The 24-year-old primarily spent this previous season within the ECHL with the Maine Mariners, the place he had a 19-9-0 file, 2.61 goals-against common, and a .918 save proportion. With the Bruins having Brandon Bussi and Kyle Keyser within the AHL, DiPietro is more likely to spend subsequent season within the ECHL.
Bergeron “Working Out Exhausting”
Bruins followers have been anxiously ready for Patrice Bergeron to announce if he’s enjoying subsequent season or not. Though his resolution has nonetheless not been introduced, a promising replace has been offered relating to the Bruins legend. Per Dominic Tiano, Bergeron has been seen “figuring out onerous.” Now, this isn’t a assure that Bergeron is coming again subsequent season, however it’s actually good to listen to that he’s coaching.
The Bruins will likely be hoping that Bergeron comes again, as he’s nonetheless their finest all-around middle and their chief. The 37-year-old is coming off of one other glorious season that noticed him publish 27 objectives, 58 factors, and a plus-35 score. He additionally received his NHL-record sixth Selke Trophy within the course of.
We have to wait and see what Bergeron decides to do about this upcoming season. Till then, fingers crossed that he comes again for the Bruins’ Centennial season.