The Bruins shored up their two-way depth for the foreseeable future on Tuesday, signing forward Paul Carey to a two-year, two-way contract extension worth $700,000 at the NHL level.
Acquired by the Bruins organization from Ottawa in exchange for defenseman Cody Goloubef on Jan. 11. Carey leads the team with 16 goals and seven assists for 23 points in 23 games since joining the P-Bruins. He has also skated in five games with Ottawa this season, as well as 29 games with AHL affiliate Belleville, where he has tallied five goals and 22 assists for 27 points.
A Boston native, Carey recently skated in two games with the Big B’s.
Carey fired three shots on goal and recorded one hit and one blocked shot over that two-game cameo with the Bruins.
Over his six-year NHL career with Ottawa, New York, Washington and Colorado, the 6-foot-1 forward has amassed eight goals and eight assists for 16 points in 99 appearances. The 30-year-old has been a tremendous AHL talent over that span, though, with 100 goals and 132 assists for 232 points in 339 games between four different AHL clubs.