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Bruins Announce Seven Transactions On July 1

Signings include defenseman John Moore, goaltender Jaroslav Halak and forward Chris Wagner

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 1, that the Bruins have made the following transactions: signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a two-year NHL contract with an annual cap hit of $2.75 million; signed defenseman John Moore to a five-year NHL contract with an annual cap hit of $2.75 million; signed forward Joakim Nordstrom to a two-year NHL contract with an annual cap hit of $1 million; signed forward Chris Wagner to a two-year NHL contract with an annual cap hit of $1.25 million; signed defenseman Cody Goloubef to a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL cap hit of $650,000; signed forward Mark McNeill to a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL cap hit of $650,000; signed defenseman Axel Andersson to a three-year entry-level contract with an annual NHL cap hit of $825,833.

Andersson has spent the past two seasons with Djurgardens IF J20 in the SuperElit. In 2017-18, the 18-year-old defenseman earned a plus-14 rating and produced six goals and 25 assists (first on team) for 31 points in 42 games. The 6-foot, 181-pound blueliner picked up a plus-seven rating and tallied three goals and eight assists for 11 points in 29 games in 2016-17. In 2015-16, the Jarna, Sweden native skated in 21 games for Sodertalje SK J18, accumulating nine assists and a plus-15 rating. He won a bronze medal with Team Sweden in the 2018 Under-18 World Junior Championship, when he recorded two assists in seven games.

Andersson was originally selected by the Boston Bruins in the second round (57th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Goloubef spent the 2017-18 season with the Calgary Flames AHL affiliate, Stockton Heat, recording eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points in 46 games. In 2016-17, the 6-foot-1, 201-pound blueliner posted five assists in 33 NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche, while adding two goals and six assists in 18 AHL games with the San Antonio Rampage and Cleveland Monsters. Goloubef played in a career-high 43 NHL games with Columbus in 2015-16, tallying one goal and seven assists for eight points. The 28-year-old established a career high in scoring in 2014-15, notching nine assists with a plus-12 rating in 36 games. Over his six-year NHL career, Goloubef has skated in 129 regular season games, compiling two goals and 21 assists for 23 points.  

The Mississauga, Ontario native was originally selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round (37th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Halak started 49 games with the New York Islanders in 2017-18, recording a 20-26-6 record with a 3.19 goals against average and .908 save percentage. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound netminder made 28 appearances with the Islanders in 2016-17, posting a 12-9-5 record with a 2.80 goals against average and .915 save percentage. In 2015-16, Halak appeared in 36 games with the Islanders, registering an 18-13-4 record with a 2.30 goals against average and .919 save percentage. He was selected to the 2014-15 All-Star Game in his first season with the Islanders, finishing the year with a 38-17-4 record with a 2.43 goals against average, .914 save percentage and six shutouts. Halak enjoyed a career season in 2011-12, earning the William M. Jennings Trophy after posting a 26-12-7 record with an NHL-best 1.97 goals against average, .925 save percentage and six shutouts.

Halak has represented his home country of Slovakia in international play on several occasions. Most recently, the 33-year-old served as the starting goaltender for Team Europe in the 2016 World Cup, posting a 3-3 record with a 2.15 goals against average and .941 save percentage to lead his team to a runner-up finish behind Team Canada. He also served as the starting goaltender for Slovakia in both the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Games.

Over his 12-year NHL career with New York, Washington, St. Louis and Montreal, Halak has appeared in 449 regular season games, compiling a 232-150-48 record with a 2.50 goals against average, .916 save percentage and 42 shutouts.

The Bratislava, Slovakia native was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the ninth round (271st overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

McNeill spent the 2017-18 season with the Milwaukee Admirals and Texas Stars of the AHL, recording 14 goals and 11 assists for 25 points in 49 games between the two teams. In 2016-17, the 6-foot-2, 214-pound forward split time between the Texas Stars and Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, compiling nine goals and 30 assists for 39 points in 79 games. He also appeared in one NHL game with the Dallas Stars. McNeill spent most of the 2015-16 season with the IceHogs, establishing AHL career highs with 25 goals and 23 assists for 48 points in 64 games. The 25-year-old also played in his first career NHL game with the Chicago Blackhawks. McNeill was selected to play in the 2014-15 AHL All-Star Game following a season in which he tallied 23 goals and 21 assists for 44 points with a plus-14 rating in 63 games. 

The Langley, British Columbia native was originally selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round (18th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Moore played in 81 games with the New Jersey Devils in 2017-18, posting seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points with a plus-three rating, while ranking fourth on the team in time on ice per game (20:01). The 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman appeared in 63 games with New Jersey in 2016-17, establishing a career high in scoring with 12 goals and 10 assists for 22 points while averaging 18:59 time on ice per game. In his first season with New Jersey in 2015-16, Moore notched four goals and 15 assists for 19 points in 73 regular season games, ranking fourth on the team in time on ice per game (19:50).

Prior to joining the Devils, Moore spent seven NHL seasons with Arizona, New York Rangers and Columbus from 2010-15. The 27-year-old enjoyed his best season in 2013-14 with the Rangers, when he recorded four goals and 11 assists in 74 regular season games, and adding two assists in 21 postseason games. Over his 10-year NHL career, Moore has played in 447 regular season games, amassing 32 goals and 67 assists for 184 points.

The Winnetka, Illinois native was originally selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round (21st overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Nordstrom appeared in 75 games with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2017-18, tallying two goals and five assists for seven points. The 6-foot-1, 189-pound forward played in all 82 regular season games with Carolina in 2016-17, recording seven goals and five assists for 12 points. He established career highs in all offensive categories in 2015-16 with Carolina, posting 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points in 71 games. In 2014-15, the 26-year-old won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks, notching three assists in 38 regular season games and making three postseason appearances. Nordstrom played 16 games with Chicago in his first professional season in 2013-14, posting one goal and two assists.

The Stockholm, Sweden native was originally selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the third round (90th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Wagner skated in 79 NHL games with the New York Islanders and Anaheim Ducks in 2017-18, establishing career highs with seven goals and nine assists for 16 points with 253 hits (3rd in NHL). The 6-foot, 198-pound forward appeared in 43 games with Anaheim in 2016-17, tallying six goals and one assist for seven points, to go along with three goals in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He also added 12 goals and seven assists for 19 points in 30 AHL games with the San Diego Gulls. In 2015-16, Wagner split time between Anaheim and Colorado, appearing in 43 NHL games and producing four goals and two assists for six points. The 27-year-old made his NHL debut with Anaheim on October 17, 2014 against Colorado. That season, he was also selected to the AHL All-Star Game after tallying 15 goals and 13 assists for 28 points in 48 games with the Norfolk Admirals.

Prior to his professional career, Wagner played two seasons at Colgate University from 2010-12, recording 26 goals and 44 assists for 70 points in 79 career NCAA games.

The Walpole, Massachusetts native was originally selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the fifth round (122nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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