BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 27, that the team has tendered qualifying offers to the following players: Chris Casto, Brian Ferlin, Alexander Khokhlachev, Torey Krug, Colin Miller and Joe Morrow.
Casto, 24, completed his fourth season with the Providence Bruins in 2015-16, establishing career highs with seven goals, 16 assists, 23 points and 47 penalty minutes in 68 games. In 2014-15, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound defenseman skated in 62 games with Providence, tallying one goal and 11 assists for 12 points with 35 penalty minutes and a career-high plus-17 rating. In his career, Casto has appeared in 186 games with Providence, amassing 11 goals and 35 assists for 46 points with 105 penalty minutes.
The Stillwater, Minnesota native was originally signed by the Bruins as a free agent on March 26, 2013.
Ferlin, 24, completed his second season in the Bruins organization in 2015-16, skating in 23 games with Providence and tallying six goals and eight assists for 14 points with 27 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating. In 2014-15, the 6-foot-2, 207-pound forward appeared in 53 games with Providence, scoring 11 goals and adding nine assists for 20 points with 40 penalty minutes. Ferlin also played in seven games with Boston in 2014-15, notching first professional point with an assist in the Bruins’ 6-2 win at Chicago on February 22, 2015.
The Jacksonville, Florida native was originally selected by the Bruins in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Khokhlachev, 22, completed his fourth season in the Bruins organization in 2015-16, appearing in 60 games with Providence and establishing career highs with 23 goals and 45 assists for 68 points. In his four-year career, the 5-foot-10, 181-pound forward has skated in 197 games with Providence, amassing 61 goals and 110 assists for 171 points with 76 penalty minutes. Khokhlachev has also skated in nine career games with Boston, but has not registered a point.
The Moscow, Russia native was originally selected by the Bruins in the second round (40th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Krug, 25, completed his fourth season in the Bruins organization in 2015-16, skating in a career-high 81 games with Boston and producing four goals and 40 assists (ninth among all NHL defensemen) for 44 points with 33 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating. In his career, the 5-foot-9, 186-pound defenseman has played in 241 games with Boston, amassing 30 goals and 95 assists for 125 points with 81 penalty minutes and a plus-39 rating. Krug also spent one season with Providence in 2012-13, registering 13 goals and 32 assists for 45 points with 37 penalty minutes in 63 games.
The Livonia, Michigan native was originally signed by the Bruins as a free agent on March 25, 2012.
Miller, 23, completed his first season with the Bruins in 2015-16, splitting time between Boston and Providence. At the NHL level, the 6-foot-1, 196-pound defenseman tallied three goals and 13 assists for 16 points (T-6th among all rookie blueliners) with 39 penalty minutes in 42 games. At the AHL level, Miller skated in 20 games, recording four goals and eight assists for 12 points with 16 penalty minutes. Prior to joining the Bruins organization, Miller spent two seasons (2013-15) with the Manchester Monarchs, the Los Angeles Kings’ AHL affiliate, amassing 24 goals and 45 assists for 69 points with 117 penalty minutes in 135 games.
The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native was originally acquired by the Bruins, along with goaltender Martin Jones and a 2015 first-round draft pick (Jakub Zboril) in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Milan Lucic on June 26, 2015.
Morrow, 23, completed his third season in the Bruins organization in 2015-16, skating in 33 games with Boston and registering one goal and six assists for seven points with four penalty minutes. The 6-foot-0, 199-pound defenseman also played in 15 games with Boston in 2014-15, tallying his first NHL goal in the Bruins’ 6-0 win vs. Arizona on October 27, 2015. Morrow appeared in 89 games over two seasons (2013-15) with Providence, producing nine goals and 32 assists for 41 points with 42 penalty minutes. Prior to joining the Bruins organization, Morrow skated in 66 total AHL games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Texas Stars, recording five goals and 14 assists for 19 points with 39 penalty minutes.
The Sherwood Park, Alberta native was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.