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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 / - 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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Vaakanainen Ready for Transition to North America

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

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - 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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Bruins Sign Connor Clifton To 2-Year NHL Contract

P-Bruins rookie defenseman was fifth on team with plus-11 rating this season

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, May 3, that the team has signed defenseman Connor Clifton to a two-year NHL contract with an annual cap hit of $725,000.

Clifton played in 54 games with the Providence Bruins in 2017-18, tallying four goals and nine assists for 13 points with 35 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating. The 23-year-old rookie blueliner ranked fifth on the team in plus/minus and third among the team's defensemen in scoring.

Prior to signing with Providence, Clifton played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Quinnipiac University from 2013-17. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder served as the team's captain as a senior in 2016-17, totaling seven goals and seven assists for 14 points with 82 penalty minutes. He established career highs in all offensive categories as a junior in 2015-16, recording seven goals and 21 assists for 28 points with a plus-20 rating. In his four-year career, Clifton appeared in 156 NCAA games, posting 19 goals and 37 assists for 56 points with 284 penalty minutes and a plus-39 rating.

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Providence Drops Playoff Opener

Fitzgerald scores two in 3-2 loss to Phantoms

by Michael Tolvo @NHLBruins /

PROVIDENCE - The Providence Bruins fell in game one of their first-round playoff series to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms by the score of 3-2. Ryan Fitzgerald scored both goals for the P-Bruins, with AHL All-Star Austin Czarnik recording a pair of assists.

The Phantoms, who earned the top seed in the Atlantic Division with 104 points, capitalized on their man-advantages, scoring on two of their five power plays.

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Keyser Soaking it All In

The 19-year-old prospect has been serving as Boston's third goalie during first round

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins /

TORONTO - Kyle Keyser doesn't go anywhere these days without a smile on his face. And who could blame him?

When the 19-year-old goalie prospect arrived in Providence earlier this month following the end of his OHL season with the Oshawa Generals, he figured it would be the only taste of pro hockey he would be getting this spring.

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Czarnik Named to AHL Second All-Star Team

Center ranks third in the AHL in scoring this season

by Mark Garbino @NHLBruins / - While young players have been shining in Boston this season, there are plenty more succeeding at the AHL level, including Providence Bruins forward Austin Czarnik, who was named to the 2017-18 AHL Second All-Star Team on Thursday.

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Bruins Assign Colby Cave To Providence

The 22-year-old forward has played three games with Boston this season

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, April 6, that the team has assigned Colby Cave to Providence.

Cave, 22, has appeared in three games with Boston and 68 games with Providence this season, recording 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points with 25 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound forward skated in 76 games with Providence in 2016-17, totaling 13 goals and 22 assists for 35 points with 52 penalty minutes and a plus-two rating. In his first full AHL season in 2015-16, Cave tallied 13 goals and 16 assists for 29 points with 27 penalty minutes.

Prior to joining Providence, Cave skated for the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL for five seasons (2010-15). Current Bruin, Jake DeBrusk , played alongside Cave with the Broncos during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 campaigns. In 2015, DeBrusk (42-39=81 totals) and Cave (35-40=75 totals) led the Broncos in scoring.

The North Battleford, Saskatchewan native was originally signed by the Bruins to an entry-level contract on April 7, 2015.

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Sherman 'Couldn't Be Happier' to Sign With B's

Connecticut native adds to organization's defensive depth

by Mark Garbino @NHLBruins / - When a player is drafted by an NHL team, there is no guarantee that he will progress far enough to make it to the professional level. For most, the next step is to play junior or college hockey in order to grow, develop and prove themselves worthy of making that leap.

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Bruins Sign Wiley Sherman To Entry-Level Contract

6-foot-7 defenseman will join Providence on ATO for remainder of season

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 21, that the team has signed Harvard defenseman Wiley Sherman to a two-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2018-19 season. Sherman will join the Providence Bruins on an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO) for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. 

Sherman, 22, appeared in 33 games as a senior for Harvard in 2017-18, tallying three goals and four assists for seven points. The 6-foot-7, 220-pound defenseman helped lead the Crimson to an ECAC title as a junior in 2016-17 after establishing a career high with 13 assists in 36 games. In his sophomore season, he set a career high with four goals to go along with six assists in 31 games. Sherman played in all 37 games as a true freshman in 2014-15, posting three assists to help lead Harvard to an ECAC title.

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