Boston Bruins Re-Sign Brian Ferlin


Boston Bruins Re-Sign Brian Ferlin to One-Year, Two-Way Contract

The Boston Bruins have re-signed right winger Brian Ferlin to a one-year, two-way contract worth $725,000 at the NHL level and $80,000 at the AHL level. Ferlin will be playing for an NHL job out of training camp this season, and his style of play could very well make him a day-one roster candidate.

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Even if Ferlin doesn’t make the roster out of training camp and is in line to play another full season with the Providence Bruins, He’ll likely be on the Bruins radar for a potential call-up at some point in the season, be it for injury reasons, or due to the uncertainty for the Bruins at the right wing position this season.

At 6-foot-2 and 209 pounds, Ferlin has the ideal size to be a bottom-six forward on the Boston Bruins in the future. In seven games with the big club in 2014-15, Ferlin was able to post one assist, but his grit was really a standout trait. The Bruins have always been known as a physical team, and following the loss of Shawn Thornton, and Johnny Boychuk, the Bruins have been sorely lacking consistent hard-hitting, tough-nosed play.

What Ferlin brings to the lineup is not only toughness, but also a shut-down style of play that draws the ire of opposing players. When Ferlin is on the ice, he makes the life of opposing players far less enjoyable; a trait that should not be undervalued in today’s NHL.

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Ferlin missed most of the 2015-16 season due to injury, skating in just 23 games and recording six goals and 14 points as well as one assist in three playoff games. With a full offseason to prepare mentally and physically, Ferlin will likely be prepared to give it his all in training camp and show why he’s a valuable player.