Caron, Florek Among Six Signings Announced By Bruins
BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Bruins announced the signings of six players on Friday, including a one-year deal with forward Jordan Caron.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced the signing of Caron, along with forwards Craig Cunningham, Tyler Randell and Justin Florek, and defensemen Tommy Cross and Zach Trotman.
– Caron’s deal is a one-year, one-way contract worth a cap figure of $600,000. The deal was first reported by Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports in Montreal on Wednesday. The 23-year-old appeared in 35 games for the Bruins in 2013-14, netting one goal and two assists. In total, Caron has appeared in 123 games with Boston since being drafted 25th overall in 2009, scoring 12 goals to go with 16 assists. The forward has also skated in nine career NHL postseason games with Boston, notching one goal.
– Cross’s contract is a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $72,500 at the AHL level. He has appeared in 99 games for the Providence Bruins since the 2010-11 season, posting four goals and 14 assists with a combined plus-seven rating. Prior to joining Providence, Cross spent four seasons (2008-12) at Boston College where he registered 17 goals 43 assists. Cross served as the Eagles’ assistant captain in 2010-11 and captained the 2011-12 National Championship squad.
– Cunningham’s contract is a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $85,000 at the AHL level. He made his NHL debut on December 17, 2013 against the Calgary Flames and recorded four shots in the B’s 4-0 victory. Cunningham skated in 75 regular season games with Providence last season and recorded a team-leading 25 goals along with 22 assists for 47 points.
– Florek’s contract is a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the AHL level. The winger skated in six postseason games for Boston last season, where he notched his first NHL playoff goal against the Detroit Red Wings on April 20 in the B’s 4-1 victory. He played in four games for Boston during the regular season, notching his first career NHL goal on January 9 against the Kings in Los Angeles.
Florek appeared in 69 games last season with Providence, registering 19 goals and 19 assists for 38 points.
– Randell’s contract is a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level. A sixth-round pick by the Bruins in 2009, Randell appeared in 43 games for Providence last season, registering four goals and seven assists for 11 points with a plus-1 rating and 93 penalty minutes. In total, the 23-year-old forward has skated in 96 AHL games with the Providence Bruins, accruing eight goals and seven assists with a combined 194 penalty minutes.
Randell has also skated in eight postseason games with Providence in 2014 where he registered one goal and six penalty minutes.
– Trotman’s contract is a two-year contract. In year one the contract is a two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $80,000 at the AHL level. He appeared in two games for Boston last season, and skated in 53 regular season games for Providence, where he recorded eight goals and 16 assists. Trotman skated in eight games for Providence during their 2014 playoff run where he tallied four assists.
The blueliner has played in a total of 110 games with the Providence Bruins from 2010-14, accumulating 11 goals and 32 assists for 43 points.
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