Today with just 88 days left til hockey season is upon us was the start of free agency. While there were around 50 free agents signing in the NHL none were in Boston. But July 1st did mean that Chris Kelly and Tuukka Rask were officially resigned as well as Alexander Khokhlachev being signed to an entry level contract.
But besides that the Bruins made no moves towards signing anyone new. General Peter Chiarelli has this to say:
“I’ve said this prior to going into today. I’m not actively looking for anything. If something can improve our team then we’ll look at it. Whether it’s the secondary market in free agency or the secondary market in trades, we’ll continue to look at that stuff. But we’re not actively looking.” (Via CSNNE)
With a ton of prospects in development camp right now, it doesn’t surprise me that Chiarelli and co. aren’t looking for any more additions to the black and gold. Players like Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug could very well be NHL ready come September.
Meanwhile free agents Joe Corvo and Greg Zanon are Bruins no more. Corvo returned back to the Carolina Hurricanes with a one year $2 million dollar deal while Zannon signed a two-year deal for $4.5 million with the Colorado Avalanche.
Today was only day 1 of free agency so there is a possibility for an addition the B’s and we’ll keep you updated as updates come our way!