As NCAA Free Agency has quietly raged on for some teams, The Bruins have taken this opportunity to money a young man and signed a goalie out of Western Michigan! Say hello to Brandon Bussi!
The #NHLBruins signed free agent 23 y/o G Brandon Bussi to 1 Yr Entry Level Deal starting 22-23 (ATO this year):— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) March 30, 2022
750K NHL Salary
75K Signing Bonus
Cap Hit/AAV 825K
912 SV% in 39 NCAA GP
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Bussi’s time for the Broncos was quite successful! Pitching a 46-25-5 record over three years in Kalamazoo, and staying generally above .910 SV% when he was allowed to play more than like 5 games in 2020. Regrettably, the Broncos weren’t able to capitalize on his strong play for the most part; playing in a hell-conference with Denver, Duluth and North Dakota will do that to uh...anybody. Getting one over on Northeastern this year and then running smack dab right into Minnesota, a terrible fate for any team looking to be good unless they’re UMass or something like that. It’s likely he’ll be reporting to Providence on that ATO that PuckPedia mentioned.
Regardless, we welcome Brandon to the Boston Bruins!