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.