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Caron, five others re-sign with Bruins

Friday, 07.18.2014 / 4:40 PM / NHL Free Agency 2014

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Caron, five others re-sign with Bruins
The Boston Bruins on Friday signed forwards Jordan Caron, Craig Cunningham and Tyler Randell, plus defenseman Tommy Cross, each to one-year contracts, signed Zach Trotman to a two-year contract and agreed to terms with Justin Florek on a one-year contract

The Boston Bruins on Friday signed forwards Jordan Caron, Craig Cunningham and Tyler Randell, along with defenseman Tommy Cross, each to a one-year contract. The Bruins also signed defenseman Zach Trotman to a two-year contract.

The Bruins also agreed to terms with forward Justin Florek on a one-year, two-way contract.

Caron, 23, received a one-way contract worth $600,000. The 25th pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, he had one goal and three points in 35 regular-season games and one goal in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games last season.

Caron has 12 goals and 28 points in 123 games over parts of four seasons with Boston and is hoping to take the next step in his NHL career.

"Well, I know I'm still young, but at the same time, I think the next couple of years are going to be huge for me, so I want to make that step," Caron said.

"And I keep saying the same thing, [I want to] have a bigger role and really be a good player in the League, and I think I can do it. I want to keep improving, so it's my job to keep getting better over the summer, and getting into camp and being ready to win that kind of role."

Florek, 24, received a two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the American Hockey League level. He had one goal and one assist in four regular-season games for the Bruins last season, and one goal in six playoff games.

Trotman, 23, made his NHL debut last season, playing two games with the Bruins. His contract is a two-way in the first year ($600,000 NHL/$80,000 AHL), and a one-way in the second year worth $650,000 at the NHL level.

Trotman called the contract a "dream come true for any player, being able to have the opportunity to try and prove myself at the next level."

Cunningham, who debuted last season with two games for the Bruins, signed a two-way contract ($600,000 NHL/$85,000 AHL). Randell ($575,000 NHL/$70,000) and Cross ($600,000 NHL/$72,500) also signed a two-way contract.

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