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Friday, 18 July 2014 21:48

Boston Bruins Announce Six Signings Including Caron, Florek, and Trotman

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The Boston Bruins announced six transactions on Friday, with the signings of Jordan Caron, Tommy Cross, Craig Cunningham, Tyler Randell, Zach Trotman, and Justin Florek becoming official.

Caron's contract is a one-year, one-way deal worth $600,000, while the other players were given two-way deals, meaning that they can be optioned to the Providence Bruins throughout the season.  Cross' deal is for $600,000 in the NHL and $72,500 in the AHL; Cunningham's deal is for $600,000 in the NHL and $85,000 in the AHL; Florek's deal is worth $600,000 in the NHL and $90,000 in the AHL; Randell's deal is for $575,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL; Trotman's deal is for two years, with year one worth $600,000 in the NHL and $80,000 in the AHL, while the second year of the deal is a one-way contract worth $650,000.  The two-way deals will only count against the Bruins' salary cap if the player is on the active roster, otherwise their salaries will count towards the Providence Bruins' cap.

Caron played 35 games for the Boston Bruins last season, scoring one goal and two assists.  The former first-round pick also notched his first career playoff goal in the Bruins' first round series against the Detroit Red Wings.

Cross, a defenseman, split time last season between Providence and South Carolina of the East Coast Hockey League.  He scored one goal and added ten assists in 42 games in Providence, and had six goals and eleven assists in 24 games for South Carolina.  Cross was a second-round pick of the Bruins in the 2007 NHL Draft.

Cunningham played two games for the Boston Bruins during the regular season last year and 75 games with Providence.  He led the P-Bruins in scoring with 25 goals, adding 22 assists to finish third on the team in points.  He also has six goals and nine assists in 24 playoff appearances over the past two years in the AHL.  Cunningham was a fourth-round pick of the Bruins in 2010.

Florek made four regular season appearances and six playoff appearances for Boston last year, scoring his first playoff goal on April 20 against the Red Wings.  He scored his first NHL regular season goal on January 9 against the eventual Stanley Cup champions the Los Angeles Kings.  In 69 games for Providence last year, Florek scored 19 goals and 19 assists with a plus/minus rating of +17, placing him second on the squad.  Florek was a fifth-round pick of the Bruins in 2010.

Randell played in 43 games for Providence last season, scoring four goals and seven assists.  He accumulated 93 penalty minutes for the P-Bruins, placing him third on the team behind enforcer Bobby Robins (221 PIM) and defenseman Mike Moore (106 PIM).  Randell was drafted in the sixth round by the Bruins in 2009.

Trotman made two starts for Boston and 53 starts for the P-Bruins last year.  In Providence he tallied eight goals and 16 assists, with four more assists during the team's playoff run.  Trotman was drafted in the seventh round by Boston in 2010.

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.