In a day fittingly focused on fortifying the Bruins’ depth at the bottom of their roster, the Bruins put a cap on their busy Day 1 of NHL free agency with a trio of depth signings to address the next wave of depth should (or when) injuries strike in 2021-22.
Beginning up front, the Bruins signed forwards Samuel Asselin to a two-year, entry-level deal worth $750,000 at the NHL level.
Signed to an AHL-only deal in 2019, the 23-year-old Asselin has recorded eight goals and 19 points, along with a plus-10 rating, in 30 games with the P-Bruins over the last two seasons. The 5-foot-10 forward has done the bulk of his pro career damage down in the ECHL, with 26 goals and 52 points in 53 game for the Atlanta Gladiators in 2019-20.
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