By: Mark Allred | Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277
The Boston Bruins announced today that the club has signed Slovak forward Robert Lantosi to a one-year, entry-level contract worth aa reportedly $750K at the NHL level. The 24-year-old right winger played in 50 games last season with the Providence Bruins posting 11-20-31 numbers.
The Bruins announce that they have signed Robert Lantosi to a one-year, entry-level contract with an NHL cap hit of $750,000.— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) August 6, 2020
The 5′-11″ 185-pound forward had a successful playing career overseas in Sweden and most recently in his native Slovakia country before heading to start his North American professional career. During the 2018-19 season for the Slovak HK Nitra club Robert posted 20-38-58 numbers in 56 games. He was invited by the National Hockey League Boston Bruins to attend their 2019 development camp which is held annually at the Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, Massachusetts. After a successful camp in late June of last year he was signed to a one-year American Hockey League contract with Providence.
Lantosi is an extremely fast winger and worked well no matter where in the lineup Providence Head Coach Jay Leach placed him. The right shot skilled forward was sixth in team scoring for the Providence club last season and was used once in awhile on the power play. He scored two goals from the left face-off circle much like the wheelhouse the NHL Bruins forward David Pastrnak shoots from on the man advantage.
The 2020-21 Providence Bruins team is shaping up to be a good one loaded with talent and having Lantosi coming back for another year was smart from Bruins management increasing the forward depth. He might not have lit the scoring sheet up with consistency but he did do many things to make an impact that coach Leach liked especially with special teams and using his speed for an effective forecheck. Another year in the AHL is just a confidence boost and I believe after completing his rookie year last season he’ll be more comfortable and possibly pass his season high of 31 points.