Thursday, September 6, 2012

B's Sign Subban To Entry-Level Contract

This has been a painfully long off-season for the NHL. Unfortunately, it could get even longer with a potential lockout looming over all of our heads. Let's hope that does not happen, but that is a different story for a different day.

Anyway, the Boston Bruins finally broke some news that is worth writing about. The B's inked their 2012 first-round draft pick Malcolm Subban to a three-year, entry-level contract. According to the Bruins' media website, General Manager Peter Chiarelli made the announcement Thursday afternoon.

Subban, the 24th pick in the first round, posted a 2.50 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage, with a 25-14 record and three shutouts in 39 games with the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League.

The 18-year-old goaltender propelled Canada to a series win over Russia in the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge last month, and is expected to be a member of Canada's team at the World Junior Championships in December.

Subban will likely begin the year down in Providence, where he looks to contend for the starting goaltender job. 

This piece of news falls right in line with what the Bruins have been doing the entire off-season: a plethora of small signings as opposed to that one big splash of a deal. 

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