Bruins sign Billerica, Mass. native to two-year deal
The Bruins continued to reach into the college ranks for organizational depth Tuesday, as the club has confirmed their signing of Boston College captain and Billerica, Mass. native Marc McLaughlin to a two-year entry-level contract.
The contract, which will begin this season, comes with an annual NHL cap hit of $883,750.
The 22-year-old McLaughlin’s jump to the pro game comes after four years at BC, with 40 goals and 76 points and a plus-30 rating in 130 game for the Eagles. A winner of the Hockey East Defensive Forward of the Year Award in 2020-21, McLaughlin built off that and set his career high in goals (21) points (32) during his senior season in 2021-22. McLaughlin’s 21 goals ranked second among all Hockey East skaters in 2021-22, while his 32 points were the eighth-most among all skaters.
Prior to his time at BC, McLaughlin studied and played at Cushing Academy, and had a two-year run with the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders of the USHL from 2016 through 2018.
A 6-foot, 210-pound forward, McLaughlin also represented Team USA at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, and appeared in two games for the Americans.