Good News: Bruins sign defenseman to 1-year, two-way contract extension

On Sunday afternoon, the Boston Bruins made their first roster change of what is anticipated to be a hectic offseason.

Boston declared that it has signed defenseman Ian Mitchell to a $775,000 one-year contract deal.

Mitchell participated in 13 games and recorded two assists for the Providence Bruins during the 2023–24 NHL season, although he was with the team for the majority of it. Mitchell scored six goals and had eighteen assists in 42 games for Providence.

Eight days before the official start of free agency on July 1, Mitchell’s contract renewal was announced. General manager Don Sweeney of the Boston Bruins stated that he anticipates being “aggressive” this summer following the team’s elimination by the Florida Panthers in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Goalie Jeremy Swayman is sure that he will sign a long-term contract, but Sweeney has a lengthy list of things he needs to get done. The Bruins would gain by acquiring a real No. 1 center, but they also need to select which free agents, if any, they want to re-sign, including Jake DeBrusk.

Regarding Linus Ullmark, who will enter the final year of his contract in 2024–25, Sweeney stated they would investigate all of their possibilities.

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