Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, April 9, that the club has signed forward Seth Griffith to a three-year entry-level contract.
Griffith has skated in 54 games this year with the London Knights (Ontario Hockey League) and has registered 33 goals and 48 assists with a +18 rating. The 20-year-old forward’s 81 points rank second on the London Knights, which is good for 10th in the OHL. Griffith’s 48 assists also rank 10th in the OHL (tied for first on the Knights) with his 33 goals ranking 12th (tied for second for the Knights).
At the conclusion of the 2013 OHL regular season, Griffith was honored with the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the OHL’s top scoring right wing, for his 81 points (33-48=81).
In seven playoff appearances in 2013, Griffith has notched one goal and three assists with four penalty minutes.
Griffith has been with the London Knights for four seasons (2009-2013) and has skated in a total of 207 games while racking up 102 goals and 129 points (231 points) with a combined +63 rating. In the 2011-12 season, Griffith was third in the OHL with a career-high 45 goals and was ranked ninth with a career-high 85 points. In 42 OHL playoff games with the Knights, the forward has accumulated 18-23=43 totals with a + 12 rating.
The 5'11", 185-pound native of Wallaceberg, Ontario was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fifth round (131st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
TRANSACTION: Boston Bruins sign forward Seth Griffith to a three-year entry-level contract.