Goalkeeper Jaroslav Halak
The new faces include veteran goaltender Jaroslav Halak, who will serve as Tuukka Rask’s backup after agreeing to a two-year deal for $5.5 million. The 33-year-old Halak spent the past four seasons with the New York Islanders and has a career record of 232-150-48 with 42 shutouts.
Former backup Anton Khudobin left Boston to join the Dallas Stars via free agency on Sunday.
The Bruins also signed 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman John Moore to a five-year deal for $13.75 million. The 27-year-old had 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in 81 games with the New Jersey Devils last season and ranked fourth on the team in ice time (20:01 per game). In eight seasons, he has 99 points (32 goals, 67 assists) in 447 career games.
Boston also inked deals with forwards Chris Wagner (two years, $2.5 million) and Joakim Nordstrom (two years, $2 million). Wagner had 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 79 games with the Islanders and Anaheim Ducks last season, while Nordstrom netted seven points (two goals, five assists) in 75 games with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Bruins agreed to one-year, two-way contracts with defenseman Cody Goloubef ($650,000) and forward Mark McNeill ($650,000) and signed defenseman Axel Andersson to a three-year, entry-level contract worth almost $2.5 million.
–Field Level Media