Boston Bruins sign Matt Grzelcyk To Entry Level Contract


When Don Sweeney took over as the general manager of the Boston Bruins, he promised change. He told the fans that he needed to fix a few things with the Black and Gold today, and he was hopeful for the Bruins chances in the future. This season, he’s tried to fix most of the player problems on ice, and with the exception of signing Zac Rinaldo, he’s done what he said he was going to do for the here and now.

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In the last few days, Sweeney has been looking down the road for the Boston Bruins.  The Bruins signed defenseman Rob O’ Gara to an entry-level contract, then followed it up with coming to terms with forward Sean Kuraly on an ELC. Now, he’s making another move that should benefit the Bruins in the future.

The Bruins announced early today that the team has signed Boston University defenseman Matt Grzelcyk to a two-year entry-level contract, starting next season. The young blueliner will now head over to the Providence Bruins. He will be working under an Amateur Tryout Agreement for the remainder of this season.

Grzelcyk was the captain of the Boston University Terriers for the last two seasons, where he earned Hockey East First-Team All-Star honors for the second consecutive season. He was fourth overall for defenseman in overall scoring per game, putting in .95 points per game. Grzelcyk while a smaller player (5’9″), has been a tenacious blueliner for BU, and will likely be a boon for the high scoring Providence Bruins.

Matt Grzelcyk has been an unofficial member of the Bruins organization since he was born. His father has been a member of the Bruins crew for decades. He grew up in the TD Garden, and he’s met more Boston Bruins than any of us are likely to meet. It feels just appropriate that someone so heartily raised in Bruins culture should get the chance to come full circle.

Grzelcyk was originally selected by the Boston Bruins in the third round (85th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.