The Boston Bruins have agreed to terms with center Mark Mowers on a two-year contract, it was announced today by Bruins Interim General Manager Jeff Gorton. Terms of the contract were not released.
“Mark has been a versatile player with the Red Wings and we feel he will help round out our lineup,” said Gorton.
Mowers, 32, enters his seventh professional season and Boston becomes his third NHL team. He played his first full NHL season last year with the Detroit Red Wings and set career season-highs in assists and points while matching his previous career season-high in goals with four goals and 11 assists for 15 points in 46 games with a +13 plus/minus rating.
The 5’11”, 185 lb. native of Whitesboro, New York played four seasons of college hockey at the University of New Hampshire where he had 85-112=197 totals and 115 PIM in 144 career college games. He was named Hockey East Rookie of the Year in 1994-95, earned NCAA East First Team All-American honors in 1997-98 and was a Hockey East Second Team All-Star in 1997-98 as well.
He signed as a free agent with Nashville on June 11, 1998 upon earning his sports management degree from UNH and split his first four pro seasons between Nashville and their minor league affiliate in Milwaukee. He signed as a free agent with Detroit on August 5, 2002 and has played his last three North American seasons with Detroit and their AHL farm club in Grand Rapids. He spent the lockout season of 2004-05 in Sweden (Malmo) and Switzerland (Fribourg).
Mowers has career NHL totals of 12 goals and 32 assists for 44 points with 36 penalty minutes in 183 career games.