The Boston Bruins have re-signed restricted free agent forward Brian Ferlin to a one-year, two-way contract, according to reports.
The deal will pay Ferlin $725,000 in the NHL and $80,000 in the AHL.
Brian Ferlin (#Bruins)
1 yr two-way @ $725,000 cap hit
— General Fanager (@generalfanager) August 11, 2016
Ferlin, 24, played for Boston’s AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins, during the 2015-16 season, amassing six goals and 14 points in an injury-shortened 23-game season. In three playoff games, he had one assist.
He has skated in seven games with the Boston Bruins, all of which came during his 2014-15 rookie season. He had one assist in those NHL games.
Since turning pro, Ferlin has netted 17 goals and 34 points in 76 AHL games.
The Bruins drafted Brian Ferlin with the 121st overall pick in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He played three years of college hockey at Cornell University. In 92 games with the Big Red, he tallied 72 points with a plus-28 rating.
After the additions of forwards Riley Nash and David Backes this offseason, the Bruins will likely only turn to Ferlin as an injury call-up. The Jacksonville, Florida native will likely play the majority of the upcoming season in Providence.
Brian Ferlin does sport a sturdy 6-foot-2, 207-pound frame and he uses it well in the physical game. He has also shown in the past that he can chip in a bit on offense, so he should be a very useful player in the AHL if he can bounce back from a tough 2015-16 campaign.