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Bruins re-sign Hughes, Koppanen to two-way deals

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The two forwards signed one-year contract extensions worth $750K.

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The Boston Bruins announced today that they signed Cameron Hughes and Joonas Koppanen to contract extensions for the 2021-22 season.

Both forwards’ contracts are one-year, two-way deals with a $750K cap hit.

Hughes has played four seasons with the Providence Bruins. This past season, he registered five goals and 16 assists for 21 points in 25 games. Hughes has 68 points in 135 AHL games.

The Bruins’ 2015 draft pick - #165 overall - has appeared in two NHL games with the Bruins. In the final game of the Bruins’ regular season on May 11 against the Washington Capitals, Hughes had three shots on goal, in a game that saw basically the P-Bruins put up a good fight in the 2-1 loss.

Koppanen was drafted #135 overall in 2016 by the Bruins and has played with Providence since the 2017-18 season. He has four AHLseasons under his belt, with two of those seasons split between Providence and the ECHL’s Atlanta Gladiators.

During Providence’s 2020-21 season, Koppanen accumulated three goals and three assists in 21 games. Overall, he has 28 points in 119 games with Providence.

Welcome Cam and Joona back to the Black and Gold!