BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 8, that the team has signed Samuel Asselin and Brendan Woods to two-year AHL contracts. Sweeney also announced that the team has signed Chris Breen, Robert Lantosi, Joel Messner, and Alexey Solovyev to one-year AHL contracts.
Asselin, 21, is a native of L'Assomption, Quebec. In 2018-19, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound forward tallied 48 goals and 38 assists for 86 points with a plus-51 rating in 68 appearances for the Halifax Mooseheads. His 48 goals were the most in the QMJHL and the most in a single season by a Halifax player since 1994.
Woods, 27, hails from Humboldt, Saskatchewan and was originally selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fifth round (129th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-3, 222-pound forward skated in 53 AHL games with the Utica Comets in 2018-19, posting seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points with 103 penalty minutes.
Breen, 30, is a native of Uxbridge, Ontario and has spent the last five seasons with Providence, including the last four as an alternate captain. The 6-foot-7, 226-pound defenseman skated in 47 games with the P-Bruins in 2018-19, tallying two goals and nine assists for 11 points with a plus-eight rating.
Lantosi, 23, hails from Prievidza, Slovakia. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound forward skated in 56 games with Nitra MHC in the Slovak Tipsport Liga, the top hockey league in Slovakia, in 2018-19, producing 20 goals and 38 assists for 58 points with a plus-17 rating.
Messner, 25, skated in 32 games with Providence in 2018-19, tallying one goal and six assists for seven points. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the 6-foot-2, 209-pound defenseman also appeared in 27 games with the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL, producing six goals and 12 assists for 18 points.
Solovyev, 24, has spent the last four seasons at Bentley University. A native of Moscow, Russia, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound defenseman recorded five goals and eight assists for 13 points in 37 games as a senior in 2018-19.