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Bruins sign Paul Carey to a two-year contract extension

The Boston College product has certainly earned it.

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The Bruins announced today that they’ve signed forward Paul Carey to a two-year, two-way contract extension.

Carey, who was acquired from the Ottawa Senators organization earlier this year in exchange for Cody Goloubef, will carry a cap hit of $700,000 at the NHL level.

Carey has been a revelation for the Providence Bruins, recording 16 goals and 7 assists in 23 games with the club. If you include his games in Belleville, Carey’s producing at nearly a point-per-game pace over the entire NHL season.

The former Boston College Eagle appeared in a couple of games with the big club this season as well, and may see some time down the stretch, whether it’s in mop-up games toward the end of the season or in the event of another injury.

Regardless of how much NHL time he gets, this is a good move by the Bruins. It gives them a solid depth player who can produce at the AHL level, and one who showed some flashes at the NHL level as well.

When you throw in the waiver acquisition of Gemel Smith, it’s hard not to be impressed with the depth moves Don Sweeney has made this season.

Carey has been a point-per-game guy for Providence, while Smith has recorded 13 goals and 20 assists in 39 games.

Not bad, Don.