While some Boston Bruins fans had high hopes of signing Kevin Shattenkirk or even a Trevor Daley on the first day of free agency, general manager Don Sweeney decided not to make a big splash today.
Shattenkirk signed a four-year deal with the New York Rangers and Daley got himself a three-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings after being a part of back-to-back Stanley Cup wins with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Instead, Sweeney decided to add the depth on the right side of blue line by signing Paul Postma to a one-year deal. Bob McKenzie of TSN has reported that the deal is worth $725,000.
Defenceman Paul Postma going to BOS. One year, $725K.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2017
Postma, 28, played in a career-high 65 games with the Winnipeg Jets last season, scoring one goal and adding 13 assists. The 6’3, 190-pound defender has 100 games of NHL experience and will likely be the Bruins seventh defensemen this season, but as we saw late last season there will plenty of chances for him to get ice time.