BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed defenseman Nathan McIver to a two-year contract and goaltender Nolan Schaefer to a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deals will not be disclosed.
The 25-year-old McIver is a veteran of 36 NHL games splitting his time between the Vancouver Canucks and the Anaheim Ducks. Last season, McIver scored one goal and had four assists for five points while skating in 44 games with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League. He has also added 109 penalty minutes.
McIver made his NHL debut in 2006-2007 season, appearing in one game for the Canucks and totaling seven penalty minutes. He then appeared with Vancouver in 2007-2008, going scoreless for 17 games but registering 52 penalty minutes. He was acquired by Anaheim in 2008-2009 off waivers and skated in a career high 18 NHL games, scoring his first career point on an assist in a game against the Los Angeles Kings. He was then traded back to Vancouver for winger Mike Brown.
The 6’2”, 195-pound native of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, was originally selected by Vancouver in the eighth round (254th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The 30-year-old Schaefer is a veteran of 7 NHL games, all played with the San Jose Sharks during the 2005-2006 season where he posted a 5-1-0 record with a 1.87 Goals Against Average and .920 Save Percentage. Last season, Schaefer spent the season with HC CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia after spending the previous three seasons in the American Hockey League. In 22 appearances for Moscow, he recorded six wins, 10 losses, and one overtime loss (6-10-1) while carrying a .895 save percentage and 2.66 goals against average. He also registered two assists
Schaefer played collegiate hockey at Providence College in Rhode Island, where he set the school record with 2,848 saves in 99 appearances with the team.
The 6’2”, 195-pound native of Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, was originally selected by San Jose in the fifth round (166th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He is the younger brother of former Bruin, Peter Schaefer.