The Bruins announced today that they have resigned the following players to one year deals:
- Brian Ferlin, 24, Providence Bruin, for 725k
- Chris Casto, 24, also Providence Bruin, for 650k
- Dominic Moore, 36, former Ranger, for 900k
- Alex Grant, 27, former Springfield Falcon/Arizona Coyote, for 600k
Grant, Ferlin, and Casto spent the majority of their last year in Providence, playing to get into the Calder Cup final. Ferlin and Casto were solid, if unspectacular in comparison to their teammates like Seth Griffith and Frank Vatrano, who were lighting the world up in the AHL. They will more than likely return to Providence. Grant, by the same token, spent most of his year bouncing between Springfield, MA and Arizona (which must've sucked) before settling into a fine rhythm in Springfield. It's likely he'll stay in the AHL to round out any Providence defenseman who inevitably gets called up.
Dominic Moore on the other hand, is a known NHLer. A journeyman for most of his career, Moore returned to the team that drafted him in 2013 and won the Masterton Trophy. Since then, he was largely a solid depth center for the team. When his contract expired, they chose not to renew it.
...Depth Center. Oh right. Boston's logjammed at Center. This could have some implications. Expect more to come, my friends.