BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 18, that the team has signed Austin Czarnik to a one-year, two-way contract worth $675,000 at the NHL level.
Czarnik, 24, played in 49 games for Boston during the 2016-17 season, picking up five goals and eight assists along with 12 penalty minutes. In 22 games with the Providence Bruins, Czarnik amassed six goals and 17 assists. The Detroit, Michigan native has skated in 93 career games with the Providence Bruins, collecting 26 goals and 60 assists.
Prior to his professional career, Czarnik played four seasons of collegiate hockey at the University of Miami (Ohio), serving as team captain for his junior and senior seasons. In 159 career games, he tallied 46 goals and 123 assists for 169 points and was a finalist for the 2013 Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
The 5-foot-9, 160-pound forward was signed by the Bruins as an undrafted free agent on March 31, 2015.
TRANSACTION: Boston Bruins sign forward Austin Czarnik to a one-year, two-way contract.