October 19, 2021

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Bruins, winger Craig Smith agree to three-year, $ 9.3 million deal

Bruins, winger Craig Smith agree to three-year, $ 9.3 million deal

The Boston Bruins increased their scoring depth by signing right winger Craig Smith on the second day of NHL free agency.

The The team announced Saturday Smith’s contract is for three years and is valued at 3.3 million (1 3.1 million salary cap hit).

Pierre LeBron Smith of TSN reported on the salary structure of the deal and also noted how the Bruins center Patrice Bergeron played a role in persuading the veteran to come to Boston.

Smith should add much needed goal scoring to Boston’s second or third row. The 31-year-old forward has scored 20-plus goals in five of the last seven seasons. He scored 31 points (18 goals, 13 assists) in 69 games for the Nashville Predators in the 2019-20 campaign.

The Bruins updated the blue line with Tory Krug

He spent his entire NHL career with the Predators after drafting in 2009.

Smith was the second action taken by the Bruins in the free agency. They announced a one-year deal on Friday With Defenseman Kevan Miller. The Bruins also lost defenseman Tory Krug on Friday. He agreed a Seven-year, .5 45.5 million contract with the St. Louis Blues.

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