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By: Mark Allred | Follow me on Twitter @BlackAndGold277

The Boston Bruins announced earlier today that the team and forward Marc McLaughlin have agreed on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal is worth a reported $775,000 for the upcoming season at the National Hockey League level.

The 6′-0″, 205-pound versatile forward is a 23-year-old Billerica, Massachusetts native who completed his first full season of professional hockey last season in the American Hockey League. In 66 games for the NHL Bruins top minor-pro affiliate, the Providence Bruins, the former NCAA Boston College standout, posted 13-17-30 numbers.

In March of 2022, the Bruins signed then-free-agent McLaughlin to a two-year, entry-level contract after he finished his senior year at Boston College. In 130 career games at BC, Mark posted 40-36-76 totals, with his best season coming in his senior year as team captain, contributing 21-11-32 numbers in 33 games.

McLaughlin’s new contract will have him in the mix for a roster position at the NHL level for the upcoming season, but he’ll have his work cut out. With the recent free-agent additions from the Boston Bruins team during this offseason, there will be a healthy mix of completion this fall in training camp. If Marc’s efforts come up short of securing an NHL roster spot for the upcoming 2023-24 regular season, he’s waiver exempt and can easily be placed in the AHL with the Providence Bruins. McLaughlin would need to play 57 NHL games this upcoming season to be exposed to the waiver process.