The Boston Bruins have agreed to terms with right wing Shean Donovan on a two-year contract, it was announced today by Bruins Interim General Manager Jeff Gorton. Donovan was an unrestricted free agent and terms of the contract were not released.
"Shean is a good character guy," said Gorton. “We feel he fits in well with what we are accomplishing with this team.”
Donovan, 31, enters his 12th NHL season and Boston becomes his sixth NHL team. He was drafted by San Jose as their second pick, 28th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft and turned professional in the 1994-95 season upon completion of his four-year junior career with Ottawa of the Ontario Hockey League. He split his first three pro seasons between the Sharks and their minor league affiliates in Kansas City (IHL) and Kentucky (AHL) before a multi-player November, 1997 trade sent him to the Colorado Avalanche.
The 6'2", 200 lb. native of Timmins, Ontario went on to play for Atlanta and Pittsburgh before going to Calgary for Micki Dupon and Mathias Johansson in March, 2003. He has played the last two-plus NHL seasons with the Flames and enjoyed his best offensive NHL season with Calgary in 2003-04 when he recorded career season-highs of 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points. He added 5-5=10 totals in 24 playoff games that season as the Flames advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals where they fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a seven-game series. His career NHL totals are 94 goals and 103 assists for 197 points with 502 penalty minutes in 698 career NHL games.