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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 18:36

Boston Bruins Sign Jordan Caron To One-Year Deal

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You can add another name to the small list of Boston Bruins' signings this offseason, although many fans may not be thrilled about it.

The Bruins agreed to terms with forward Jordan Caron on Wednesday, signing him to a one-year, $600,000 contract.  Caron has been a part-time player for the Bruins for the last two years, often filling the role of the 13th forward and healthy scratch.  He has never played more than 48 games in his four seasons with the Bruins, and scored only three points (one goal and two assists) in 35 games last season.  He did notch his first career playoff goal in Game 3 of the first round this year against the Detroit Red Wings, but has never lived up to the expectations of his selection as the 25th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft.

The 24-year-old has been the target of much angst from Bruins' fans, who have been clamoring for him to be moved for a large portion of his time in Boston.  His new contract does not remove Caron's name from potential trade talks, and his cap-friendly deal potentially makes him a more desirable player for other teams to acquire.  While Caron would certainly have to make big improvements in the offseason to consistently crack the starting lineup in Boston, both Caron and Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli believe that he can be more than just an extra on an NHL roster.

Chiarelli stated last month that he believed Caron could be a full-time player and that teams have called inquiring about his availability.  He also noted that while Caron would love to stay in Boston, he would welcome a chance to play full-time in another organization as well. 

Surely a former first-round pick with a low-risk contract would be appealing to other teams, and could be a way to add players without using up more cap room.  The Bruins now have around $3.8 million under the cap, with the contracts of Reilly Smith and Torey Krug still needing to be addressed prior to the start of training camp in September.

Adam Belue

My name is Adam Belue, I'm from Fall River, MA, and I'm a sports fanatic.  I'll watch and write about just about any and every sport, even the fringe ones that aren't really sports like bowling, poker, and ultimate frisbee.  I'm a huge Green Bay Packers fan, and a self-proclaimed New England Patriots hater (and proud of it!)... which makes my job in a sporting goods store quite interesting.  I'm a big fan of the other local teams (Bruins, Red Sox, and Celtics), along with the Alabama Crimson Tide and college football as a whole.  I may be a bit obsessed (or a lot obsessed) with Taylor Swift, and I've seen her in concert four times so far... some of the best times I've had by the way her concerts are quite the experience!  I'm also a huge tennis fan, and have played the sport for a good majority of my life.  I wish more people watched and appreciated tennis.  I'm currently a part of the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox Beat Team on CLNS Radio, and post a weekly fantasy football and college football column during the season.