Boston Bruins sign Paul Postma, AHL MVP Kenny Agostino

EDMONTON, AB - October 1: Paul Postma
EDMONTON, AB - October 1: Paul Postma /

With NHL Free Agency underway, the Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Paul Postma and last season’s AHL MVP Kenny Agostino.

The Boston Bruins have been busy at the beginning of the NHL Free Agency period, though they have yet to make any big splashes. The biggest news so far has been the re-signing of Noel Acciari, which we love. The latest news is that the team has signed defenseman Paul Postma and last season’s AHL MVP Kenny Agostino.

The former Winnipeg Jets defenseman, Postma, has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Bruins. The contract is said to be worth $725,000 for the season. The 28-year old played in 65 games for the Jets last season, as he set career highs in assists and points, with 13 and 14 respectively.

Postma likely won’t be a lock to make the Bruins roster, and he could be a regular on the express train between Providence and Boston.

Kenny Agostino is also heading to Boston. He reportedly signed a one-year, one-way deal worth $850,000.

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Agostino has spent times up and down between the NHL and AHL with the Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues. Last season, he was named the AHL MVP with 24 goals and 59 assists. The forward, a former Yale product, seems poised to make the jump to be a full-time NHL player, so the risk is worth taking for the Bruins and GM Don Sweeney.

The winger could look to fill the spot that had previously been taken up by Jimmy Hayes, who was a disappointment in Boston with just 34 points in 133 games. It has been reported that the Bruins plan to buy out the remainder of Hayes’ contract. This move will save Boston cap space this season. The move also means all links to the lopsided Tyler Seguin to Dallas trade are gone.

The Bruins will likely be plenty active going forward in free agency, but they do also have a strong core of young players to build around that they need to give playing time to. I’d like to see Boston reunite with a veteran defenseman in Dennis Wideman or Andrew Ference.

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