BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed forward Justin Florek and defenseman Zach Trotman to entry-level contracts. Both Florek and Trotman will report to the Providence Bruins (AHL).
Florek is a 6’4”, 200 lb. forward who just finished his senior season at Northern Michigan University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. In 37 games with Northern Michigan this year, he set career bests in goals (19) and points (36), to go along with 17 assists and was among the conference leaders in multiple offensive categories. He led the conference in power play goals with nine, finished second in both power play points (16) and total goals scored (19) and ranked fifth overall in total points (36). He was also named a finalist for CCHA’s Best Defensive Forward Award and named to the CCHA’s Second Team.
In 157 career CCHA games with Northern Michigan, the 21-year-old recorded 54-63=117 totals.
The Marquette, MI native was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fifth round (135th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He attended the Bruins Development Camp in both 2010 and in 2011.
Trotman is a 6’3”, 216 lb. defenseman who recently finished his junior season at Lake Superior State University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. In 40 games with Lake Superior this season, he set career bests in goals (11) and points (21), to go along with 10 assists.
His 11 goals ranked second overall among all CCHA defenseman and his 21 points ranked ninth. In 114 career CCHA games with Lake Superior, the 21-year-old compiled 19-30=49 totals.
The Noblesville, IN native was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the seventh round (210th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He attended the Bruins Development Camp in both 2010 and 2011.