Bruins Sign Dominic Moore, Chris Casto, Brian Ferlin And Alex Grant To One-Year Contracts
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BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, August 30, that the team has signed the following players: forward Dominic Moore (one-year, one-way contract through the 2016-17 season worth $900,000), defenseman Chris Casto (one-year, two-way contract through the 2016-17 season worth $650,000 at the NHL level), forward Brian Ferlin (one-year, two-way contract through the 2016-17 season worth $725,000 at the NHL level) and defenseman Alex Grant (one-year, two-way contract through the 2016-17 season worth $600,000 at the NHL level).
Moore, 36, spent the past three seasons with the New York Rangers. In 2015-16, he skated in 80 games, registering six goals and nine assists, while also contributing one goal in five postseason contests.
Moore was the 2013-14 recipient of the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy, given to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.”
Moore registered a career-high 32 points during the 2010-11 season with the Tampa Bay Lightning, collecting 18 goals and 14 assists. The Bruins will be the 10th team Moore has played for, as he has appeared in 765 career NHL games with N.Y. Rangers, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Toronto, Buffalo, Florida, Montreal, Tampa Bay and San Jose, totaling 89 goals and 156 assists for 245 points with 427 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot, 192-pound forward played collegiately at Harvard University from 1999-2003, where he ranks 11th in school history with 147 points (64 goals and 73 assists).
The Thornhill, Ontario native was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the third round (95th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Casto, 24, completed his third full AHL season with the Providence Bruins in 2015-16, establishing career highs with seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points with 47 penalty minutes in 68 games. He skated in 62 games with Providence in 2014-15, netting one goal and 11 assists for 12 points with 35 penalty minutes and a career-high plus-17 rating. In 2013-14, Casto played in 52 games with Providence, recording three goals and eight assists for 11 points with 23 penalty minutes and a plus-eight rating. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound defenseman appeared in four games with Providence in 2012-13 following the conclusion of his final collegiate season at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Casto has also appeared in 20 playoff games during his AHL career, producing three assists.
The Stillwater, Minnesota native was originally signed by the Bruins as a free agent on March 26, 2013.
Ferlin, 24, completed his second professional season with the Providence Bruins in 2015-16, producing six goals and eight assists for 14 points with 27 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating in 23 games. He was sidelined for much of the season due to an upper-body injury suffered on opening night. Ferlin also appeared in all three of Providence’s postseason games, contributing one assist. In 2014-15, Ferlin skated in 53 games with Providence, posting 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points with 40 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 207-pound forward also appeared in seven games with Boston, notching his first NHL point with an assist in the Bruins’ 6-2 win at Chicago on Feb. 22.
The Jacksonville, Florida native was originally selected by the Bruins in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Grant, 27, spent the 2015-16 season with the Arizona Coyotes organization, splitting time between the Coyotes and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Springfield Falcons. He recorded seven penalty minutes in five games at the NHL level, while compiling 11 goals and 31 assists for 42 points with 57 penalty minutes in 69 games at the AHL level.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound defenseman previously skated in two NHL games with the Anaheim Ducks in 2013-14, recording a goal in each game.
Over the course of his seven-year career, Grant has appeared in 323 games at the AHL level with the Springfield Falcons, Binghamton Senators, Norfolk Admirals and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, posting 43 goals and 131 assists for 174 points with 340 penalty minutes.
The Antigonish, Nova Scotia native was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.