“Oh wow, huge signings! Great news! What a great move by the Bruins!”
There, we got the snarkiness out of the way for you. Now, on to the actual news...
The Bruins announced this afternoon that they’ve re-signed defenseman Jakub Zboril to a two-year contract and that they’ve signed forward Greg McKegg and goalie Callum Booth to one-year deals.
Zboril’s deal carries a $725,000 cap hit at the NHL level. Notably, it’s a one-way contract, not the two-way deal players usually sign when the plan is for them to be shuffled back and forth.
Zboril will be subject to waivers this season, so combine that with this deal and it looks like the Bruins will give Zboril at least a shot at making the team out of camp.
While many remain down on Zboril due to the players chosen after him, his development has been steady in Providence, and he took positive steps forward toward the end of the season. It’s good to see him back in the mix.
McKegg and Booth appear to be depth signings, guys who will fill in in various spots throughout the organization.
McKegg nine points in 53 games with the New York Rangers last season. He’ll likely be a plug-in bottom-six guy in the event of injury, or an extra body down in Providence.
Booth split time between the ECHL and AHL last season. The 2015 draft pick hasn’t played an NHL game.
With the Atlanta Gladiators canceling their season and Max Lagace signing with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Booth looks likely to serve as organizational depth in net.
Both McKegg’s and Booth’s contracts have $700,000 NHL cap hits.