Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien (right) , general manager Peter Chiarelli (middle) and president Cam Neely. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins Sign Ben Sexton To An Entry-Level Contract

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 The NHL trade deadline has passed, but that doesn’t mean Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli’s job is done. He’s a man that often looks very tired and it’s obviously because he’s always working.

Well, today was no different as Chiarelli announced that the club had signed 22-year old Ben Sexton to an entry-level contract. The 6’0″, 200 pound forward spent the past 4 years at Clarkson University where he played in 102 games and amassed 85 points (24 goals, 61 assists).

Sexton was a 7th round pick by the Bruins back in 2009, it’s the year Jordan Caron was taken in the 1st round by the Bruins and I’m not going to sugarcoat it, that wasn’t a good draft. Maybe Sexton can help change that.

Here’s what Hockey’s Future has to say about him: “Sexton has excellent speed, decent offensive skills, and can set plays up as well as finish.  Also shows good hustle and defensive diligence. Had an injury plagued first year at Clarkson but still put up decent numbers… Sexton is a long-term prospect who is expected to play at Clarkson in 2013-14.”

Sexton will report immediately to the Providence Bruins.

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