Last week, Don Sweeney told media members during his pre-draft press conference that the Bruins planned on extending qualifying offers to all of their restricted free agents. However, that didn’t end up being the case when the offers were made on Monday.
According to a release from the team, forward Zach Senyshyn and goalie Callum Booth received qualifying offers, while forwards Nick Ritchie, Ondrej Kase, and Robert Lantosi did not. Those three players are now set to become unrestricted free agents.
Senyshyn was a first-round pick by the Bruins in 2015. He’s played a total of 14 NHL games over the last three seasons, including eight last year. Booth was signed by the Bruins last October, and has yet to play in the NHL.
Both Ritchie and Kase were acquired by the Bruins at the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline. Ritchie, who was flipped for Danton Heinen, played in 56 games for the Bruins during the 2020-2021 season, recording 15 goals and 11 assists. Kase cost the team David Backes, Axel Andersson and a 2020 first-round pick. He has played just nine games total for the Bruins while dealing with a myriad of injuries. Lantosi was signed by Boston as an undrafted free agent, and has been with the Providence Bruins for the past two years.
The team also announced the signing of defenseman Nick Wolff to a one-year deal with a cap hit of $750,000. Wolff spent last season with the Providence Bruins, playing 24 games.
That wasn’t all for the Bruins on a busy Monday. They also traded for the signing rights of James Greenway, who was a third-round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2016. Greenway is entering his junior year with the Maine Black Bears. His brother Jordan played for BU and is now with the Minnesota Wild. ‘Future considerations’ will be sent to Toronto to complete the trade.
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