The Boston Bruins added some much-needed depth at center on the first day of NHL free agency.
Seattle Kraken center Morgan Geikie was not tendered a qualifying offer earlier this week, making him an unrestricted free agent. The Bruins signed him on Saturday to a two-year contract worth $4 million ($2 million salary cap hit).
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Geki, who will turn 25 on July 20, is a versatile player who can play on the third or fourth line in the center or right wing. He is 6 feet 3 inches and 200 pounds and plays a tough, tenacious style of hockey.
Gecki had the best season of his career offensively in 2022–23 with 28 points (nine goals, 19 assists) in 69 games, despite averaging only 10:27 ice time per night. In fact, he had the most points among all NHL forwards averaging less than 11 minutes per game last season.
The Bruins now have nine forwards under contract with nearly $9.6 million in salary cap space after adding Geki, Milan Lucic and James van Riemsdyk on the first day of free agency.