By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
Facing an uncertain season in terms of scheduling, the Boston Bruins bolstered their organizational depth the signing of forward Greg McKegg and goaltender Callum Booth to one-year, two-way contracts.
Both deals are worth $700,000 at the NHL level, according to the Bruins.
The 28-year-old McKegg comes to the Bruins after spending last season with the Rangers, and after stints with six different NHL organizations since the start of the 2013-14 season. In action for a career-high 53 games with the Blueshirts last year, McKegg recorded five goals and nine points, and totaled 40 shots on goal and 69 hits.
A left-shot forward capable of playing both wing and center, McKegg appeared in three postseason contests for the Rangers in the Toronto bubble, and recorded two goals in 14 games for the Hurricanes during their 2019 playoff run.
Overall, McKegg has 18 goals and 33 points in 185 NHL games.
Booth, meanwhile, joins the Bruins after a 2019-20 split between the AHL and ECHL.
A 6-foot-4 netminder, Booth stopped 21-of-23 in his lone AHL showing a year ago, and compiled a 5-6-0 record and .905 save percentage between the ECHL’s Atlanta Gladiators and Greenville Swamp Rabbits.
Booth joins a minor-league goaltending pipeline that’ll feature Daniel Vladar, Kyle Keyser, and 2020 Hobey Baker finalist Jeremy Swayman. That’s a lot of bodies for just one net, so it’ll be interesting to see how the Bruins divvy up these assignments, especially with the team’s ECHL affiliate announcing that they will not take part in the 2020-21 season.
Booth was drafted with the No. 93 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.