While the Bruins have plenty to think about at the NHL level, they still need to focus on building out the rest of their organization as well.
To that end, the Providence Bruins announced a new signing yesterday, as former Spokane Chiefs forward Eli Zummack was signed to a two-year contract.
The deal is an AHL contract, so don’t expect to see Zummack at the NHL level unless his deal is restructured into a two-way deal.
Still, Zummack projects to bring some scoring punch to a Providence Bruins lineup that will certainly need it, as Paul Carey has departed for Sweden and there’s a chance that guys like Jack Studnicka could compete for NHL time.
Zummack turned 21 back in March and was never drafted. The 5’ 9”, 179-lb forward has spent parts of the last five seasons with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League, where he put up some impressive numbers.
Zummack was particularly impressive over the past three seasons, where he put up 46 goals, 130 assists, and 176 points in 146 regular season games.
Zummack is a right-shot center.
In a press release, P-Bruins GM John Ferguson had this to say about Zummack:
“Eli improved each year as a playmaking center for the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League. We are excited to have him in Providence and look forward to watching his growth and development this season.”
You can catch a glimpse of his game in the highlight reel below (though it was from a couple of seasons ago):
Welcome to the organization, kid!