The Boston Bruins have signed forward Peter Mueller to a professional tryout (PTO), according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.
Mueller, 28, will seek to return to the NHL after playing the past three years in Europe. In 2015-16 with the Malmo Redhawks of the Swedish Hockey League, Mueller skated in 43 games and tallied 13 goals and 12 assists. He played the previous two seasons with Kloten HC in Switzerland’s National League A.
The native of Bloomington, Minnesota, was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes eighth overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and had a promising start to his NHL career. In 2007-08, Mueller’s rookie season with the Coyotes, he registered 22 goals and 32 assists in 81 games.
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During the 2009-10 season, Mueller was traded to the Colorado Avalanche and suffered a serious concussion towards the end of the year. Mueller suffered another concussion during the first preseason game of 2010-11 and missed the entire season.
Mueller last played in the NHL during the 2012-13 season with the Florida Panthers and has played in Europe since his contract was terminated by the St. Louis Blues before the start of the 2014-15 campaign.
The course of Mueller’s career has been changed by his concussions, but the Bruins are giving him a chance to return to the NHL.
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