Boston Bruins

By Matt Dolloff,

The Boston Bruins have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent center Joakim Nordstrom that will pay him $1 million per season. TSN’s Darren Dreger was first to report the news.

Nordstrom, 25, spent the last three seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes. He played 75 games in 2017-18, scoring seven points with a minus-11 rating and averaging 10:34 of ice times.

The five-year veteran will compete for a bottom-six role on the B’s, along with fellow free-agent acquisition Chris Wagner. Nordstrom can kill penalties and play a number of defensive roles when called upon, so there’s a chance he provides them with some real value at the bottom of the roster.

With Riley Nash and Tim Schaller on the move to new teams, the Bruins needed bottom-six depth. They still have work to do to improve the top-end of both their forward and defense groups, but Nordstrom certainly helps shore up the bottom end.

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