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Bruins Re-Sign Liles, Cross, and Randell

by Eric Russo / Boston Bruins – In addition to the four external free-agent signings on Friday, the Bruins also re-signed defensemen John-Michael Liles and Tommy Cross and forward Tyler Randell.

Liles was inked to a one-year contract worth an average annual value of $2 million. Cross and Randell were signed to one-year, two-way deals worth an AAV of $600,000.

Liles was acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes at last season’s trade deadline, in exchange for prospect Anthony Camara, a 2016 third-round pick, and a 2017 fifth-round pick. In 17 games for the Bruins, the 12-year NHL veteran registered six assists.

Cross, who was drafted by the Bruins with the 35th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft, has played the last five seasons with Providence, amassing 11 goals and 52 assists in 217 games. The Boston College alum (he won two national titles with the Eagles) made his NHL debut last season, playing three games for Boston and registering one assist.

In 64 games for Providence last season, the Simsbury, Conn., native notched three goals and 20 assists. He was named the P-Bruins captain before last season.

Randell, 25, scored six goals on just 18 shots over 27 games for Boston last season, his first in the NHL. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound winger, who was drafted by the Bruins in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Draft, has played parts of the last five seasons in Providence, though he suited up for just two games with the P-Bruins last season.

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