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Bruins Sign Four Players

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk to a 1-year contract, forward Gregory Campbell to a 2-year contract, forward Jeff LoVecchio to a 1-year contract and defenseman Adam McQuaid to a 2 -year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deals will not be disclosed.

The 22-year-old Andrew Bodnarchuk is a veteran of 5 NHL regular season games and registered 2 penalty minutes in those contests.

He skated 132 regular season games with Providence over the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons compiling a total of 6 goals, 19 assists, 25 points and 84 penalty minutes. He played his first NHL game on April 3rd, 2010 in Toronto where he was recalled to Boston and played in 5 scoreless games. He spent most of his 2009-10 season with Providence with 5-10=15 totals and 51 PIM in 70 AHL Bruins games. He was also called up for the 2010 playoffs but did not dress in any games.

The 5’11”, 185-pound native of Drumheller, AB, Canada was originally selected by Boston in the 2006 entry draft (5th round, 128th overall).

The 26-year-old Gregory Campbell skated in 60 games for Florida last season and registered 2-15=17 totals. He skated in 363 games over six seasons in his NHL career – all with Florida – and has tallied 29-56=85 totals and 312 penalty minutes. Campbell’s best season statistically came in 2008-09 when he registered career highs in goals (13), assists (19), points (32), and penalty minutes (76) in 77 games.

The 6’0”, 199-pound native of London Ontario was originally drafted by the Panthers in the third round (67th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. The Bruins acquired Campbell on June 22, 2010 along with Nathan Horton in exchange for Dennis Wideman and the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (15th overall pick traded by Florida to Los Angeles on Draft Day, Los Angeles selected Derek Forbort).

Campbell is a former Memorial Cup champion, as he helped the Kitchener Rangers to the title in 2002-03 after posting 22 goals, 33 assists and 116 penalty minutes in 55 regular season games. He then added 15 goals, four assists and 34 penalty minutes in 21 Memorial Cup postseason contests.

The 24-year-old Jeff LoVecchio is a veteran of two minor league seasons, both played with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. In those two seasons, he has played in 79 games scoring 18 goals and 11 assists for 29 points to go along with 38 penalty minutes. In six postseason contests, all played during the 2007-2008 postseason with Providence, he scored one assist and had two penalty minutes.

Last season, LoVecchio skated in 65 games for Providence, with 15-9=24 totals along with 32 penalty minutes, all career highs for the left-winger. He also managed 128 shots on net in those 65 games.

The 6’2”, 205 pound Chesterfield, Missouri native made his pro debut with Providence on March 14, 2008 and recorded his first career pro points with a goal and an assist the next night against San Antonio.

While he missed the entire 2008-2009 season with a concussion he sustained in July 2008, LoVecchio came back to finish the 2009-2010 season ranked ninth in points on the Bruins AHL affiliate.

LoVecchio played his college hockey at Western Michigan University, where he was named captain in just his second season with the team. There, he recorded 35-38=73 totals in 113 games and 98 penalty minutes in three seasons with the Broncos.

Originally signed to an amateur tryout agreement by Providence on March 14, 2008 after going undrafted, he was then signed as a free agent with Boston on March 18. He has yet to make his NHL debut.

The 23-year-old Adam McQuaid is a veteran of 19 NHL regular season games and registered 1 goal and 21 penalty minutes in those contests. He split the 2009-2010 season between Boston and Providence.

He skated 32 games with Providence this past season compiling 3 goals, 7 assists, 10 points and 6 penalty minutes. He was recalled on five occasions to Boston and skated in 19 regular season games. He played his first NHL game on December 19th in Toronto. He scored his first career NHL goal with the game winning goal on February 7th in Montreal which came in his 12th career NHL game. He skated in 9 post-season games with Boston with 6 penalty minutes. His first NHL playoff game was on April 15th in Buffalo in the 2010 conference quarterfinals.

During his 2008-2009 campaign with Providence, he set career-highs in goals (4), assists (11), points (15), penalty minutes (141) and games (78). He suited up in career- best 16 playoff games, adding three assists. He also received the P-Bruins Hendricks Memorial Fan Appreciation Award.

The 6’5”, 209-pound native of Charlottetown, PE, Canada was originally selected by Columbus in the 2005 entry draft (2nd round, 55th overall). He was acquired by Boston from Columbus on May 16, 2007 in exchange for a 2007 fifth round draft pick.
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