Bruins keep another young forward in-house with new contract
The Boston Bruins have completed another free-agent signing in what’s been a busy month for GM Don Sweeney.
As announced by the team on Tuesday, the Bruins have re-signed restricted free agent forward Marc McLaughlin to a one-year, two-way contract. “Two-way” essentially means that McLaughlin will make more money playing in the NHL than the AHL, where he’s likely to spend a good chunk of next season.
McLaughlin’s NHL cap hit will be set at $775,000. A right-shot forward who can play center or wing, McLaughlin figures to have a shot at playing extensive bottom-six minutes for a retooled Bruins team in the 2023-24 campaign.
After signing with the Bruins as a free agent, McLaughlin played in 11 games during the 2021-22 season, tallying three goals. He played in only two games in the 2022-23 season, mainly because the Bruins iced arguably their deepest roster in history and rarely had room for him.
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The B’s still have two key restricted free agent situations to resolve, with goaltender Jeremy Swayman and forward Trent Frederic. Their salary arbitration hearings are scheduled for later this month.
Boston also recently reached a two-year agreement with RFA forward Jakub Lauko, and a one-year deal for goaltender Kyle Keyser. But as we just laid out, Sweeney certainly isn’t done finalizing contracts for next season and beyond.
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