Boston, MA --
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced Friday that the club has signed forward Jordan Knackstedt to an entry-level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Knackstedt, who turned 20 on September 28, 2008, has made one appearance for the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) this season. During the 2007-2008 regular season, he played in five games for the Providence Bruins, scoring two goals over that span. He also appeared in four postseason contests for Providence last season, notching one goal.
The right-winger played the majority of the 2007-2008 season with the Moose Jaw Warriors (Western Hockey League). In 72 games, he tallied 85 points, with 31 goals and 54 assists. He also scored one goal and one assist over six postseason games. Knackstedt first played for the Warriors in the 2006-2007 season, skating in 39 games and registering 13-26-39 totals.
Prior to Moose Jaw, Knackstedt played two-plus seasons with the Red Deer Rebels (WHL), compiling 13-37-50 totals during his 155-game tenure there.
The 6-3 191-pound Knackstedt was originally selected by the Bruins in the seventh round (189th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.