The Providence Bruins added some size to the mix Wednesday with the signing of Justin Brazeau to a minor-league contract, according to P-Bruins insider Mark Divver.
A 6-foot-6 winger, Brazeau has appeared in 22 games with the Toronto Marlies over the last two seasons, and scored four goals on 29 shots and added an assist in 21 appearances last season. The 23-year-old spent the majority of the 2019-20 season with the Newfoundland Growlers of the ECHL, with 27 goals and 55 points in 57 games played.
Prior to his jump to the pros, Brazeau finished an overage season with North Bay Battalion as a dominant force, with 61 goals and 113 points in 68 contests, and finished with 128 goals and 238 points in 268 OHL contests over four seasons.
And if the name rings a bell, it’s because the Bruins had a reported interest in Brazeau during that run, but the New Liskeard, Ont. native ultimately opted to sign with his home province Maple Leafs.
It’s worth noting that Brazeau will need to sign an NHL contract to be eligible to jump to the Big B’s. But the Bruins have been on a bit of a hot streak when it comes to players turning AHL-only deals into pro deals with the organization, with defenseman Brady Lyle and forward Samuel Asselin recently signed to NHL contracts.
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