BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, February 25, that the team has signed defenseman Chris Breen to a one-year, two-way contract through the 2017-18 season worth $650,000 at the NHL level. Sweeney also announced that Breen has been placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to Providence.
Breen, 28, has one goal and eight assists for nine points in 44 games with the Providence Bruins in 2017-18. He has spent the last four seasons with Providence, including the last three as an alternate captain, enjoying his best year in 2015-16, when he established career highs in assists (11), points (12) and rating (plus-nine) in 66 appearances.
Breen has skated in nine career NHL games - all with Calgary in 2013-14 - posting two assists with five penalty minutes and a plus-one rating. The 6-foot-7, 226-pound defenseman has also played in 444 career AHL games, totaling 14 goals and 50 assists for 64 points with 321 penalty minutes.
The Uxbridge, Ontario native was originally signed by Calgary as an undrafted free agent on May 30, 2010.