BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Tuesday, October 14, that the club has signed forward Simon Gagne to a one-year, one-way contract worth a cap figure of $600,000. The club has also waived forward Bobby Robins for purpose of assignment to Providence and assigned forward Jordan Caron to Providence.
In his 13 seasons playing in the NHL, Gagne has scored a total of 288 goals with 309 assists for 597 points and a career plus-129 rating in 799 games.
The 34-year-old most recently played with the Philadelphia Flyers and the Los Angeles Kings during the 2012-13 season where he skated in 38 games and tallied five goals and 11 assists.
His last three trips to the playoffs were with the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 (won Stanley Cup), Tampa Bay Lightning in 2011 (Eastern Conference Final) and Philadelphia Flyers in 2010 (Stanley Cup Final). During those years he amassed 38 playoff games with 14 goals and 10 assists for 24 points.
The native of Sainte-Foy, QC was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. In total, the 6'1'', 195 pound forward has appeared in 109 NHL postseason games, accruing 37 goals and 22 points for 59 points.
Robins made his NHL debut with the Bruins on October 8, 2014. In three games played with the Bruins this season he amassed 14 penalty minutes.
Caron played in his first game of the 2014-15 season with the Bruins on Monday, October 13. Across five seasons with the Bruins, Caron has earned 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 total points in 124 games played.