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Boston Bruins Announce Trades on July 1 | Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins Announce Trades on July 1 | Boston Bruins

Boston- Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced the following roster deals today, July 1:

Elias Lindholm, striker

The Boston Bruins have signed forward Elias Lindholm to a seven-year contract with an NHL cap hit of $7.75 million.

Lindholm, 29, has played in 26 games with the Vancouver Canucks and 49 games with the Calgary Flames during the 2023-24 season, scoring 15 goals and 29 assists for 44 points. The 6-foot-1, 202-pound forward has played in 818 career NHL games with Vancouver, Calgary and Carolina, totaling 218 goals and 339 assists for 557 points with a plus-15 rating. The native of Boden, Sweden was originally selected by Carolina in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Nikita Zadorov, defender

The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Nikita Zadorov to a six-year, NHL-capped contract worth $5 million.

Zadorov, 29, has appeared in 54 games with the Vancouver Canucks and 21 games with the Calgary Flames during the 2023-24 season, recording six goals and 14 assists for 20 points. The 6-foot-6, 248-pound defenseman has appeared in 642 career NHL games with Vancouver, Calgary, Chicago, Colorado and Buffalo, totaling 47 goals and 99 assists for 146 points with a plus-12 rating. The Moscow native was originally selected by Buffalo in the first round (16th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Max Jones, striker

The Boston Bruins have signed forward Max Jones to a two-year, NHL-cap-rated contract worth $1 million.

Jones, 26, has appeared in 52 games with the Anaheim Ducks during the 2023-24 season, recording five goals and 10 assists for 15 points. The 6-foot-3, 216-pound forward has played in 258 games in his NHL career, all with Anaheim, totaling 31 goals and 31 assists for 62 points. The Rochester, Michigan native was originally selected by Anaheim in the first round (24th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

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Riley Tufte, striker

The Boston Bruins have signed forward Riley Tufte to a one-year contract with an NHL salary cap of $775,000.

Tufte, 26, appeared in five games with the Colorado Avalanche during the 2023-24 season, recording one goal and one assist for two points. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound forward also played in 67 games with the Colorado Eagles (AHL) in 2023-24, totaling 23 goals and 22 assists for 45 points with a plus-five rating. Tufte has played in 273 career AHL games with the Colorado Eagles and Texas Stars, recording 58 goals and 66 assists for 124 points with a plus-21 rating. The Coon Rapids, Minn. native was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (25th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Cole Koepke, forward

The Boston Bruins have signed forward Cole Koepke to a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL salary cap of $775,000.

Koepke, 26, has appeared in nine games with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2023-24 season, recording two assists. The 6-foot-1, 203-pound forward has also played in 53 games with the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) in 2023-24, totaling 20 goals and 19 assists for 39 points with a plus-eight rating. Koepke has skated in 183 career AHL games, all with Syracuse, recording 49 goals and 51 assists for 100 points with a plus-16 rating. The Hermantown, Minn. native was originally selected by Tampa Bay in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Jordan Oesterle, defender

The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Jordan Osterletto to a two-year, two-way contract with an NHL salary cap of $775,000.

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Oesterle, 32, played in 22 games with the Calgary Flames during the 2023-24 season, recording two assists. The 6-foot, 187-pound defenseman also played in 30 games with the Calgary Wranglers (AHL) during the 2023-24 season, recording two goals and 17 assists for 19 points. Oesterle has played in 371 career NHL games with Calgary, Detroit, Arizona, Chicago and Edmonton, recording 19 goals and 67 assists for 86 points. The Dearborn Heights, Michigan native was originally signed as a free agent by Edmonton in March 2014.

Billy Swayze, defender

The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Billy Swayze to a two-year, two-way contract with an NHL salary cap of $775,000.

Sweezy, 28, appeared in 57 games with the Cleveland Monsters (AHL) during the 2023-24 season, recording one goal and three assists for four points. The 6-foot-1, 206-pound defenseman has played in 205 career AHL games with the Cleveland Monsters and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, recording five goals and 25 assists for 30 points. Sweezy has played in nine career NHL games with the Columbus Blue Jackets, recording one assist. The Hanson, Massachusetts native was originally signed as a free agent by Columbus in March 2022.

Jeffrey Veale, striker

The Boston Bruins have signed forward Jeffrey Veal to a two-year, $775,000-a-year contract. The deal is a two-way contract through the 2024-25 season and a one-way contract through the 2025-26 season.

The 27-year-old Viel has appeared in 69 games with the Manitoba Moose (AHL) during the 2023-24 season, scoring 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound forward has played in 281 AHL games with the Manitoba Moose and San Jose Barracuda, totaling 62 goals and 71 assists for 133 points. Viel has also skated in 49 games in his NHL career, all with the San Jose Sharks, scoring three goals and two assists for five points. The Rimouski, Quebec native was originally signed as a free agent by San Jose in May 2019.

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