The day after the Fourth of July has come with some housekeeping for the Bruins, as the team has signed defenseman Nick Wolff and goaltender Kyle Keyser to one-year, two-way contract extensions, according to general manager Don Sweeney.
Wolff, a 25-year-old defender standing at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, is coming off a year of pro career-highs in Providence, with eight assists and a plus-7 rating in 32 games.
Prior to joining the Bruins as a college free agent in 2020, Wolff played four years at Minnesota-Duluth, with 14 goals and 53 points, along with a plus-59 rating, in 156 total games with the Bulldogs. Wolff served as the team’s captain in his final season with the program, and won back-to-back National Championships as part of the school’s 2018 and 2019 squads.
Overall, Wolff has appeared in 56 games with the P-Bruins, with 10 helpers and 101 minutes in penalties.
Keyser, meanwhile, has inked his extension after a 2021-22 year with 11 wins and a .908 save percentage in 33 games with Providence. Overall, the Florida native has posted a 15-19-15 record, 2.79 goals against average, and a .906 save percentage in 44 games with Providence over the last three seasons.
Both contracts are worth $750,000 at the NHL level. It is also worth noting that Wolff will require waivers in 2022-23, while Keyser will be free to cross back and forth to Providence without any worries.
With Keyser and Wolff signed, the Bruins’ list of unsigned restricted free agents includes Jack Ahcan, Matt Filipe, and Jack Studnicka.
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