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Moore Brings Size, Mobility to Back End

Blue liner was inked to five-year deal on July 1

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - For John Moore and the Boston Bruins, the feeling was mutual.

Entering the free agency period, the 27-year-old defenseman was not completely comfortable with the process of selling himself and his abilities to general managers across the league. That part - as well as negotiations surrounding money and term - would be left up to his agent.

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Bruins Winter Classic Logo History

Emblem for this year's game honors Notre Dame

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - It's beginning to look a lot like winter. Sort of.

Yes, it's the middle of a scorching hot summer here in the Hub, but the countdown to the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic is officially on.

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NHL Unveils 2019 Winter Classic Logo

Bruins will visit Blackhawks at Notre Dame Stadium on Jan. 1

by National Hockey League @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

NEW YORK - The National Hockey League today unveiled the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® logo as the Chicago Blackhawks® prepare to host the Boston Bruins® outdoors at Notre Dame Stadium on New Year's Day.

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Kuraly Focused on Continuing to Grow His Game

25-year-old center signed to three-year contract

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - During his tenure as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney has been consistent in preaching one overarching message to his throng of young talent.

Despite a tested veteran core and championship expectations, Sweeney has always made sure that the organization's future knows that opportunity exists - as long as it's earned.

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They Said It: A Development Camp Scouting Report

Here's what the Bruins brass had to say about some of Boston's prospects

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - The 12th Annual Boston Bruins Development Camp, presented by AT&T, wrapped up last Friday after four days of on-ice testing, off-ice conditioning, and team-bonding activities, all of which gave the Bruins brass the chance for an up-close evaluation of the organization's prospects.

Here's a rundown of what they had to say about some of the players in camp:

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Halak Prepared for New Role With Bruins

Veteran goaltender signed two-year deal on Sunday

by Mark Garbino @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - One area of focus this offseason for Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney was backup goaltending. When the free agency period began on Sunday, Anton Khudobin signed with the Dallas Stars, posing the question of who the team's No. 2 goalie would be in the upcoming season. Sweeney wasted no time providing an answer, as he agreed to terms on a two-year, $5.5 million contract with veteran netminder Jaroslav Halak.

Halak, who has spent the past four seasons with the New York Islanders, saw Boston as a suitable destination for a number of reasons. 

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Free Agency: Bruins Play Skating Game

Sweeney says adding strong skaters was "paramount"

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Don Sweeney had a common theme in mind when inking John Moore, Joakim Nordstrom, and Chris Wagner to contracts in the opening hours of free agency on Sunday: skating ability.

The importance Boston's general manager placed on adding the fleet of foot was clear.

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Bruins Sign Axel Andersson to Entry-Level Contract

2018 second-rounder inked to three-year deal

by Travis Basciotta @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced on Sunday that the team has signed defenseman Axel Andersson to a three-year entry-level contract with an annual NHL cap hit of $825,833.

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Getting to Know: Joakim Nordstrom

Left shot forward provides bottom-six depth

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - The Bruins signed forward Joakim Nordstrom to a two-year contract on Sunday worth an average annual value of $1 million.

"Once I spoke to [Bruins GM] Don Sweeney, it wasn't really too much to think about, the decision if I wanted to be with the Bruins or not," said Nordstrom. "I'm super excited about the future here, and I can't wait to get the season started, to be honest."

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Getting to Know: John Moore

American defenseman signs 5-year deal

by Michael Tolvo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - The Bruins signed veteran defenseman John Moore to a five-year contract on Sunday worth an average annual value of $2.75 million.

"My grandfather grew up, [was] born and raised in Dorchester, so my family is pretty familiar with the city," said Moore. "He's a life-long Bruins fan and that kind of translated to my dad. Growing up in Chicago, though, it's kind of tough to follow the Bruins, but I've always had a very deep appreciation for this franchise.

"You look from an outsider's perspective, the culture, guys like [Patrice] Bergeron and [Zdeno] Chara. It's just really exciting to join that."

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