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Grzelcyk Looking to Build Off Impressive Rookie Season

Defenseman "excited" to sign new deal

by Mark Garbino @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - When the 2017-18 season began, defenseman Matt Grzelcyk was not expected to be a full-time fixture on the blue line in Boston. When he was recalled from Providence in November, he only had three NHL games under his belt, but he took full advantage of the opportunity. Grzelcyk slotted into the lineup in New Jersey on November 22 and notched his first-career assist. The following game, he scored his first NHL goal at home versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. His impressive play continued and earned him a spot with the team for the remainder of the season.

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Boston Bruins, Velcro Companies To Host 18 When You Read You Score Events

Summer reading activities kick off at Waltham Public Library on June 27

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - The Boston Bruins will be returning to Massachusetts and New Hampshire libraries this summer to continue their "When You Read, You Score!" reading programs, presented by Velcro Companies. On Wednesday, June 27, the Bruins will host a kick-off event pairing Bruins Development Camp prospects and local students for games and other reading activities at the Waltham Public Library (735 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451). 

2018 marks the ninth year the Bruins will partner with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System, and the third year partnering with the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire to support literacy programs and encourage reading among youth across the two states.

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Boston Bruins Foundation Donates $3 Million To Charities In Last Year

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MA - CEO of Delaware North Boston Holdings, Charlie Jacobs, announced today, June 18, that the Boston Bruins Foundation donated more than $3 million to more than 150 nonprofit charities over this past year. Organizations receiving grants are aligned with the Foundation's mission to enhance the quality of life for children in numerous capacities.

"I am very proud to announce that for the first time in its fifteen-year history the Boston Bruins Foundation has surpassed $3 million in grants and civic contributions," said Charlie Jacobs. "The fans of New England demonstrate incredible support for the Boston Bruins every season, which is why it will always be a priority of ours to give back. It is a great privilege to support so many organizations that share our commitment to enhancing the lives of children and their families throughout our communities."

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NHL Awards: Bruins Through the Years

Take a look back at all of Boston's trophy winners

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Patrice Bergeron can pretty much proclaim himself an honorary citizen of Las Vegas these days. His presence in the city during the third week of June has become a fait accompli.

The pivot will be making his seventh consecutive visit to Sin City as a finalist for the Selke Trophy, which he has won a record-tying four times as the league's best defensive forward. Another victory this season and he would move ahead of Hall of Famer Bob Gainey for the most Selke wins in NHL history.

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Bruins Sign Matt Grzelcyk To Two-Year Contract

The 24-year-old defenseman had 15 points in 61 games in 2017-18

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 15, that the Bruins have signed defenseman Matt Grzelcyk to a two-year contract through the 2019-2020 season with an annual cap hit of $1,400,000 million.

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Keyser Named to USA World Junior Summer Showcase Roster

Bruins goaltending prospect will battle for spot on 2019 WJC team

by Michael Tolvo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Bruins goaltending prospect Kyle Keyser was named to the initial U.S. Roster for the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase. Keyser attended the Bruins rookie camp last September and has spent the previous two seasons in the OHL with the Oshawa Generals alongside fellow Bruins prospect Jack Studnicka.

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Bruins Sign Martin Bakos To 1-Year, 2-Way Contract

The 28-year-old forward had 40 points in 52 Czech League games in 2017-18

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 14, that the team has signed forward Martin Bakos to a one-year, two-way contract with a cap hit of $700,000 at the NHL level.

Bakos, 28, spent the 2017-18 season with Liberec Bili Tygri HC of the Czech Hockey League, tallying 14 goals and 26 assists for 40 points in 52 appearances. He added two goals and three assists for five points in 10 postseason games. In 2016-17, Bakos played in 47 games with Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), notching 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points, and adding one goal in five playoff games. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound forward spent the previous two seasons with Liberic Bili Tygri HC from 2014-16, totaling 29 goals and 30 assists for 59 points with a plus-20 rating in 94 games.

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Vaakanainen Ready for Transition to North America

Defense prospect signed entry-level contract with B's on Wednesday

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Urho Vaakanainen has one goal on his mind as he prepares to set forth on his foray into the North American game.

After signing a three-year, entry-level contract with the Bruins on Wednesday, the 19-year-old Finnish blue liner has his eyes set on Boston.

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Bruins Sign Urho Vaakanainen To 3-Year Entry-Level Contract

Finnish defenseman was Boston's 1st-round pick in 2017 Draft

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 13, that the Bruins have signed defenseman Urho Vaakanainen to a three-year entry-level contract with an annual cap hit of $925,000, plus bonuses.

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Former Bruin John 'Pie' McKenzie Passes Away at 80

Pesky winger played seven seasons with Black & Gold

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Former Bruins forward Johnny 'Pie' McKenzie passed away Saturday at the age of 80. The High River, Alberta, native played in Boston from 1965-72.

Acquired from the New York Rangers during the 1965-66 season, the right winger went on to help the Bruins to two Stanley Cup victories, in 1970 and 1972.

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