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Wagner's Harpoon Beer Raises Nearly $50,000

Part of the proceeds from the winger's 'Don't' Poke the Bear' went to the Corey C. Griffin Foundation

by Eric Russo @erusso22 / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Earlier this year, Chris Wagner teamed up with Harpoon Brewery to create a new beer called "Don't Poke the Bear," a bright and golden ale that was brewed with a touch of black honey and golden promise malt and delivers a light floral and citrus aroma with a biscuit, honey, and lemon zest taste. 

A portion of the proceeds from the beer went to the Corey C. Griffin Foundation, and last week, Harpoon and Wagner announced that they would be donating $49,526 to the charity, which supports underprivileged youths and those with medical challenges.

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Coyle, Wagner Celebrate Halloween at Boys & Girls Club of Boston

Members of Boston Police Hockey Team also take part in outdoor event

by Eric Russo @erusso22 / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Bruins forwards Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner joined Boston Police Commissioner William Gross in an outdoor, socially distanced event to celebrate Halloween with kids in the Roxbury community on Monday afternoon. Members of the Boston Police Hockey Team also participated in the Halloween celebration with the Boys & Girls Club of Boston's Orchard Gardens branch.

The event included pumpkin decorating, with pumpkins donated by Lambert's Fruit Center, Halloween music, and games, including street hockey with newly donated Bruins-themed Franklin equipment from the Boston Bruins Foundation and BFit program.

"It was awesome," said Wagner. "Obviously the Boys & Girls Club is a great place for these kids to come and hang out, paint pumpkins, shoot pucks…it's awesome to be with the kids and hopefully make an impact in the community."

"You've got to make the most of every situation," added Coyle. "Here we are having great time with the kids and running around playing games. Halloween theme with painting pumpkins, a little hockey, a lot of different activities. But still being safe and taking precautions but having a good time. It's been really fun for us to be part of it."

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Bruins Sign Zach Senyshyn To One-Year Contract

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, October 21, that the team has signed forward Zach Senyshyn to a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL cap hit of $700,000.

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STH Tales: The Ultimate Gentleman

Schmidt's genuine demeanor made him a favorite for Season Ticket Holder Phil Coombes

by Eric Russo @erusso22 / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Phil Coombes has only been a Bruins Season Ticket Holder for about a decade. When the Plymouth, Mass., native first purchased a 10-game ticket package in 2009, the legendary Milt Schmidt had been retired for some 55 years.

Schmidt, however, never stopped being an ambassador for the game or the Black & Gold and is the only person to serve the team as a player, captain, coach, and general manager.

For decades after his career came to an end, he represented the Bruins with class, dignity, and respect everywhere he went - which is exactly why someone who never watched him play developed such an affinity for the man whose No. 15 hangs in the TD Garden rafters.

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Kuhlman Looking to Build His Offensive Game

With two-year contract signed, winger is focused on improving his finishing touch

by Eric Russo @erusso22 / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The Bruins took care of another restricted free agent on Tuesday, locking up winger Karson Kuhlman with a two-year contract worth an NHL cap hit of $725,000. It is a two-way deal for the upcoming 2020-21 campaign and a one-way deal for the 2021-22 season.

Kuhlman, who is the third RFA to be signed by Boston this offseason after Matt Grzelcyk and Jakub Zboril, certainly has some competition to secure a spot on the right side. In addition to David Pastrnak, Ondrej Kase, and Chris Wagner, the Bruins signed right-shot winger Craig Smith earlier this month, while fellow youngster and unsigned RFA Zach Senyshyn will also be angling for playing time.

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Bruins Sign Karson Kuhlman To Two-Year Contract

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, October 20, that the team has signed forward Karson Kuhlman to a two-year contract with an annual NHL cap hit of $725,000. The contract is a two-way deal for the 2020-21 season and a one-way deal for the 2021-22 season.  

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With New Deal Secured, Grzelcyk Ready to Step Up

Blue liner is likely to see some added responsibility on Boston's back end

by Eric Russo @erusso22 / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Matt Grzelcyk isn't quite sure if he'll be treating himself to anything grand after signing a new $14.75 million deal with the Bruins over the weekend. But there is one thing he can say for certain: his parents, John and Kathleen, will be the first beneficiaries of anything he does decide to acquire.

"They're the main reason I'm in the position I'm in right now and I'm so thankful to have two great parents like them and be surrounded by so many great people in my life. "I feel very blessed to be in this position," said the Charlestown native, who won't be straying from his family - many of whom still live in the shadows of TD Garden - any time soon with that four-year contract now official.

"Being from here and having the opportunity to play for the Bruins means so much to me," added Grzelcyk. "It wasn't about wanting to bet on myself and try to get the most money possible…I had the mindset of I wanted to be locked up and have that security and remain in Boston as long as I can."

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Sweeney: Grzelcyk Has 'Pretty Good Opportunity Moving Forward'

Blue liner, signed to four-year contract, could have elevated role on Bruins' back end

by Eric Russo @erusso22 / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Don Sweeney acknowledged that there was some work to do to bridge the gap with Matt Grzelcyk's camp as they negotiated a new deal for the 26-year-old restricted free agent. But with an arbitration hearing looming on Tuesday, the two sides dug in and eventually came to terms on a new deal on Saturday afternoon that will keep the blue liner in Boston for four more years at an annual cap hit of $3.6875 million.

"It took a while to find a landing spot. There are a lot of variables in play," Sweeney said during a video conference call following the signing. "As far as how far apart we were, we had a gap. We had to breach some things. We had to work at it. And I'm thankful to [agent] Peter Fish and Matt for working through it. And all the work that [Bruins assistant general manager] Evan Gold did in a pre-brief situation as well as working with the arbiter, the lawyers.

"We understood firmly where the [arbitration] case may land, but then it's up to an arbitrator to make that decision, so you never know exactly where that is going to be finalized. And we preferred to pursue it at a longer-term deal. We were fortunate enough to get that done."

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Bruins Sign Matt Grzelcyk to Four-Year Contract

Blue liner, 26, skated in 68 games for Boston in 2019-20, tallying 21 points

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, October 17, that the team has signed defenseman Matt Grzelcyk to a four-year contract through the 2023-24 season with an annual NHL cap hit of $3,687,500.

Grzelcyk, 26, skated in 68 games with the Bruins in 2019-20, tallying four goals and 17 assists for 21 points with a plus-15 rating.

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Bruins Sign Jakub Zboril, Greg McKegg And Callum Booth

Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, October 14, that the team has made three transactions

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, October 14, that the team has made the following transactions: signed defenseman Jakub Zboril to a two-year contract with an NHL cap hit of $725,000; signed forward Greg McKegg to a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL cap hit of $700,000; signed goaltender Callum Booth to a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL cap hit of $700,000.

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