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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael
The Boston Bruins reportedly have added some grit, depth & potential goal scoring to their bottom six forward group.
According to reports from the Stars camp and TVA sports up in Canada, the Bruins wrestled rough Right Wing Brett Ritchie away from Dallas — and at good value.
Brett Ritchie goes to Boston https://t.co/bvlWhp0SFU
— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) July 1, 2019
The early Twitter returns are saying Ritchie will not only be a solid replacement for the recently departed Noel Acciari, but also brings an “intriguing skill set” that includes the major ability to… well… earn majors (but in that Big Bad Bruins way as seen above).
Brett Ritchie (6-4, 205) is essentially a Noel Acciari replacement. Scored 16 goals in 2016-17 but 11 the last two years. Not much of a factor in Dallas’ playoff run.
— Matt Porter (@mattyports) July 1, 2019
#NHLBruins have signed Brett Richie. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound, right wing has produced 54 career points on 33 goals, 21 assists in 241 games with Dallas.
— Shawn Hutcheon (@ShawnHutcheon) July 1, 2019
Smart move by Don Sweeney here.
Brett Ritchie brings size up front and although he’s not broken out at the NHL level does have an intriguing skill set.
At 1yr/$1M, definitely worth a roll of the dice. https://t.co/iIQkA9F53C
— Reed Duthie (@rcduthie) July 1, 2019
As the above tweet says, this could be a “smart move” by Bruins GM Don Sweeney, especially considering the B’s have always liked their 4th line wingers to have a little pugilistic pluck & puck personality. It also comes on the heels of another solid signing — the locking up of Connor “Cliffy Hockey” Clifton for four more years — and at that always affordable in today’s NHL $1M AAV.
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