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Bruins Sign Matt Grzelcyk To Two-Year Contract

The 24-year-old defenseman had 15 points in 61 games in 2017-18

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 15, that the Bruins have signed defenseman Matt Grzelcyk to a two-year contract through the 2019-2020 season with an annual cap hit of $1,400,000 million.

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Keyser Named to USA World Junior Summer Showcase Roster

Bruins goaltending prospect will battle for spot on 2019 WJC team

by Michael Tolvo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Bruins goaltending prospect Kyle Keyser was named to the initial U.S. Roster for the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase. Keyser attended the Bruins rookie camp last September and has spent the previous two seasons in the OHL with the Oshawa Generals alongside fellow Bruins prospect Jack Studnicka.

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Bruins Sign Martin Bakos To 1-Year, 2-Way Contract

The 28-year-old forward had 40 points in 52 Czech League games in 2017-18

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 14, that the team has signed forward Martin Bakos to a one-year, two-way contract with a cap hit of $700,000 at the NHL level.

Bakos, 28, spent the 2017-18 season with Liberec Bili Tygri HC of the Czech Hockey League, tallying 14 goals and 26 assists for 40 points in 52 appearances. He added two goals and three assists for five points in 10 postseason games. In 2016-17, Bakos played in 47 games with Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), notching 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points, and adding one goal in five playoff games. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound forward spent the previous two seasons with Liberic Bili Tygri HC from 2014-16, totaling 29 goals and 30 assists for 59 points with a plus-20 rating in 94 games.

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Vaakanainen Ready for Transition to North America

Defense prospect signed entry-level contract with B's on Wednesday

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Urho Vaakanainen has one goal on his mind as he prepares to set forth on his foray into the North American game.

After signing a three-year, entry-level contract with the Bruins on Wednesday, the 19-year-old Finnish blue liner has his eyes set on Boston.

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Bruins Sign Urho Vaakanainen To 3-Year Entry-Level Contract

Finnish defenseman was Boston's 1st-round pick in 2017 Draft

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 13, that the Bruins have signed defenseman Urho Vaakanainen to a three-year entry-level contract with an annual cap hit of $925,000, plus bonuses.

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NHL Awards: Bruins Through the Years

Take a look back at all of Boston's trophy winners

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Patrice Bergeron can pretty much proclaim himself an honorary citizen of Las Vegas these days. His presence in the city during the third week of June has become a fait accompli.

The pivot will be making his seventh consecutive visit to Sin City as a finalist for the Selke Trophy, which he has won a record-tying four times as the league's best defensive forward. Another victory this season and he would move ahead of Hall of Famer Bob Gainey for the most Selke wins in NHL history.

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Former Bruin John 'Pie' McKenzie Passes Away at 80

Pesky winger played seven seasons with Black & Gold

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Former Bruins forward Johnny 'Pie' McKenzie passed away Saturday at the age of 80. The High River, Alberta, native played in Boston from 1965-72.

Acquired from the New York Rangers during the 1965-66 season, the right winger went on to help the Bruins to two Stanley Cup victories, in 1970 and 1972.

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Chara Goes Back to School

Bruins captain, other star athletes take class at Harvard

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Ryan Donato is no longer the only Harvard student on the Bruins roster.

Joining the former Crimson star on the Cambridge campus last week was B's captain Zdeno Chara, who was taking part in the prestigious "Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports," a week-long course presented by professor Anita Elberse.

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Combine Notebook: Free Agency Coming into Focus

Sweeney says Gionta, Postma, and Agostino will not return

by Michael Tolvo and Mark Garbino @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BUFFALO - July 1 marks the beginning of NHL Free Agency, a time when all teams are permitted to talk to both restricted and unrestricted free agents. The Bruins have a number of players from last year's team that are up for new contracts, and while general manager Don Sweeney confirmed on Thursday that Paul Postma, Kenny Agostino, and Brian Gionta will not return, the door remains open for others.

The Bruins have a pair of forwards with the last name Nash set to hit the open market. Rick Nash was the team's big trade deadline acquisition, while Riley Nash was invaluable up the middle playing a myriad of roles.

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Despite Lack of First-Rounder, B's Approach Won't Change

Sweeney staying the course as NHL Entry Draft nears

by Michael Tolvo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BUFFALO - Whether or not the Bruins have a first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft remains to be seen. One thing is for certain, though - general manager Don Sweeney will be prepared to select the best player available, regardless of their final position in the draft. That process begins here this week at the 2018 NHL Scouting Combine.

"These are good young players," Sweeney said on Thursday as the Combine neared an end. "They deserve to be here. It's a select group of kids, and you're just trying to spend a little bit of time to find a little bit more about them and their family dynamic."

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