Boston Bruins

Dec 16, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Steven Kampfer (44) celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the second period at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

It would appear that the Boston Bruins are intent on keeping their defensive depth intact, as the team has re-signed Steve Kampfer to a two-year extension worth $1.6 million, according to TSN’s Frank Seravalli.

Acquired as part of the three-piece return from the Rangers in exchange for Adam McQuaid last September, the 30-year-old Kampfer appeared in 35 games for the Bruins last season, totaled three goals and six points, and recorded one goal in three postseason appearances during the Black and Gold’s 24-game postseason run this past spring.

Kampfer’s contract gives the Bruins six NHL defensemen signed for the 2019-20 season, seven if you include Connor Clifton, and that’s without new deals for restricted free agents Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy.

The deal leaves the Bruins with just over $12 million in available cap space.