Boston Bruins

BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: Matt Filipe poses for a portrait after being selected 67th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Bruins have welcomed another local to the organization, as the team has signed Lynnfield, Mass. native Matt Filipe to a two-year entry-level contract, general manager Don Sweeney announced.

A 6-foot-2 forward, Filipe established career-highs in assists (13) and points (22), and tied his career-high in goals (nine), in 30 games for Northeastern in 2019-20. Filipe, who primarily plays left wing, also served as an assistant captain for the Huskies in 2019-20, and helped lead the school to three straight Beanpot championships.

Filipe, who attended Malden Catholic before jumping to the NCAA ranks, departs Northeastern with 31 goals and 75 points in 136 games, and as a member of the second-winningest class in the program’s history.

Filipe was originally drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes with the 67th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

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