Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, July 18, the following six transactions: the club has signed F Jordan Caron, D Tommy Cross, F Craig Cunningham, F Tyler Randell and D Zach Trotman and agreed to terms with F Justin Florek.
Caron's deal is a one-year, one-way contract worth a cap figure of $600,000; Cross's contract is a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $72,500 at the AHL level; Cunningham's contract is a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $85,000 at the AHL level; the terms of Florek's contract is a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the AHL level. Randell's contract is a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level; 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. In year two the contract is a one-way deal worth $650,000 at the NHL level.
The Boston Bruins Communications Staff will post pool quotes from the players on the Bruins Media Website later today (www.bostonbruins.com/media, Log-in info: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Password: media).
Caron appeared in 35 games for the Bruins in 2013-14, netting one goal and two assists. The winger scored his first NHL playoff goal this past postseason, with his tally against the Detroit Red Wings on April 22 in Game 3.
In total, the 23-year-old has appeared in 123 games with Boston since being drafted by the Bruins in 2009 (first round, 25th overall), accruing 12-16=28 totals with 60 penalty minutes. The forward has also skated in nine career NHL postseason games with Boston, notching one goal.
The 6'3'', 204-pound native of Sayabec, QC has skated in 111 American Hockey League games with the Providence Bruins from 2010-13, where he scored 27 goals and earned 32 assists. Prior to joining Providence, Caron skated 204 games in the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) posting 100-103=203 totals in four seasons from 2006-10.
Cross 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. The 24-year-old blueliner also skated in 24 games for the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) in 2012-13, notching six goals and 13 assists for 19 points with 23 penalty minutes.
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.
The 6'3'', 210-pound native of Simsbury, CT was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round (35th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Cunningham made his NHL debut on December 17, 2013 against the Calgary Flames and recorded four shots in the B’s 4-0 victory. The forward appeared in his second NHL game on April 13, 2014 against the New Jersey Devils.
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 (third on the team).
The 23-year-old has played in a total of 226 games with the Providence Bruins from 2010-14, accumulating 70 goals and 59 assists for 129 points. In 24 AHL playoff appearances in 2013 and 2014 with the P-Bruins, the forward tallied six goals and nine assists.
Prior to joining the P-Bruins, the 23-year-old played a total of 330 games in the WHL (Western Hockey League) between his time with Vancouver Giants (2006-11) and the Portland Winterhawks (2010-11). At the WHL level, the forward racked up 103 goals and 161 assists with a plus-50 rating.
The 5’9’’, 175-pound native of Trail, British Columbia was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fourth round (97th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Florek 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.
Florek played in four games for Boston during the 2013-14 regular season, including his NHL debut against the Winnipeg Jets in Boston on January 4. The winger notched his first career NHL goal on January 9 against the Kings in Los Angeles and his first NHL assist on January 7 against the Ducks in Anaheim.
The winger appeared in 69 games last season with Providence, registering 19 goals (fifth on the team) and 19 assists for 38 points with a plus-17 rating (second on the team). In total, the 23-year-old forward has skated in 148 AHL games with the Providence Bruins (2012-14), accruing 32 goals and 37 assists with a combined plus-32 rating. Florek has also skated in 16 postseason games with Providence in 2013 and 2014 where he registered two goals and two assists.
Prior to joining the Providence Bruins, Florek played for four seasons (2008-12) at Northern Michigan University. The 6'4'', 199-pound native of Marquette, MI was drafted by Boston in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Randell appeared in 43 games this season with Providence, 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 (2011-14), 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.
Prior to joining the Providence Bruins, Randell played for two seasons (2007-09) with the Belleville Bulls (OHL) where he appeared in 98 games and tallied 15 goals and 11 assists for 26 points. Starting in 2008, the winger skated in four seasons for the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) where he combined for 52 goals and 33 assists for 85 points in 169 games. The forward also played with the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) for part of the 2012-13 season (22 games) where he tallied two goals and two assists and 46 penalty minutes.
The 6'1'', 195-pound native of Scarborough, ONT was drafted by Boston in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Trotman made his NHL debut earlier this season against the Senators in Ottawa on December 29, where he registered three shots on net in 16:41 time on ice. The defenseman skated in his second game with the Bruins on January 20 against the Los Angeles Kings in Boston, where he registered one shot on goal.
Trotman skated in 53 regular season games for Providence this season and recorded eight goals and 16 assists and a team best plus-13 rating (tied for third on the team). 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. In 12 total AHL playoff appearances in 2013 and 2014 with the P-Bruins, the D-man tallied four assists with 14 penalty minutes.
Prior to joining Providence, Trotman played three seasons at Lake Superior State University (2009-12) where he racked up 19 goals and 30 assists in 114 games. As an assistant Captain in 2012, Trotman led the Lakers in power play goals with six.
The 6'3", 219-pound defenseman hails from Noblesville, Indiana and was drafted by Boston in the seventh round (210th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
TRANSACTION: Boston Bruins sign Jordan Caron, Tommy Cross, Craig Cunningham, Tyler Randell and Zach Trotman and agree to terms with Justin Florek.