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Bruins sign defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 10, that the club has signed defenseman Matt Irwin to a one-year contract through the 2015-16 season worth an NHL cap figure of $800,000.

The 27-year-old Irwin skated in 53 games for the San Jose Sharks in 2014-15, registering eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points with a plus-three rating.  In three seasons with San Jose, Irwin has competed in 153 NHL contests racking up 16-34=50 totals with 63 penalty minutes. The blueliner has 13 games of NHL postseason experience, playing 11 games in the 2013 playoffs and two games in the 2014 playoffs, where he has chipped in one goal and one assist.

Prior to joining San Jose, the defenseman spent four seasons (2009-13) with the Worcester Sharks where he posted 22 goals and 66 assists in 181 AHL games. Before his professional hockey career, he played for two seasons (2008-10) at UMass Amherst where he appeared in 67 collegiate contests, recording 14 goals and 28 assists.

The 6'2'', 210-pound native of Brentwood Bay, BC was signed by the Sharks as a free agent on March 23, 2010.

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