Bruins Sign Colin Miller To Two-Year Contract Worth $1 Million Annually; Sign Joe Morrow To One-Year Contract Worth $800,000
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BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 13, that the team has signed defenseman Colin Miller to a two-year, one-way contract worth an average annual value of $1 million. Sweeney also announced that the team has signed defenseman Joe Morrow to a one-year, one-way contract worth $800,000.
Miller, 23, completed his first season with the Bruins in 2015-16, splitting time between Boston and Providence. At the NHL level, the 6-foot-1, 196-pound defenseman tallied three goals and 13 assists for 16 points (T-6th among all rookie blueliners) with 39 penalty minutes in 42 games. At the AHL level, Miller skated in 20 games, recording four goals and eight assists for 12 points with 16 penalty minutes. Prior to joining the Bruins organization, Miller spent two seasons (2013-15) with the Manchester Monarchs, the Los Angeles Kings’ AHL affiliate, amassing 24 goals and 45 assists for 69 points with 117 penalty minutes in 135 games.
The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native was originally acquired by the Bruins, along with goaltender Martin Jones and a 2015 first-round draft pick (Jakub Zboril) in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Milan Lucic on June 26, 2015.
Morrow, 23, completed his third season in the Bruins organization in 2015-16, skating in 33 games with Boston and registering one goal and six assists for seven points with four penalty minutes. The 6-foot-0, 199-pound defenseman also played in 15 games with Boston in 2014-15, tallying his first NHL goal in the Bruins’ 6-0 win vs. Arizona on October 27, 2015. Morrow appeared in 89 games over two seasons (2013-15) with Providence, producing nine goals and 32 assists for 41 points with 42 penalty minutes. Prior to joining the Bruins organization, Morrow skated in 66 total AHL games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Texas Stars, recording five goals and 14 assists for 19 points with 39 penalty minutes.
The Sherwood Park, Alberta native was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.