Bruins Sign Kevan Miller, Seth Griffith

The Boston Bruins announced on Monday that they have signed a four-year, $10 million contract extension with defenseman Kevan Miller.

In his third season in Boston, the 6’2″ 210 pound Miller, who signed with the Bruins as a free agent from the University of Vermont  in 2011, played a career-high 71 games, tallying 18 points and 53 penalty minutes, with a plus/minus of +15. He has played a total of 159 regular season and 11 postseason games as a Bruin, as well as 154 games with the team’s AHL affiliate in Providence. Miller was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. The extension puts Miller on the Boston roster through the 2019-20 season, at a cap hit of $2.5 million per year.

Bruins Sign Kevan Miller, Seth Griffith

“I feel my style of play fits in well here,” Miller said Tuesday.  “I’m really looking forward to helping this team get back to the playoffs and reach our ultimate goal and win a Stanley Cup.”

The Bruins also announced that they have signed 23-year-old forward Seth Griffith to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2016-17 season at a cap hit of $625,000 a year.

The 5’9″, 191-pound Griffith played four games for Boston and 57 games for the Providence Bruins this season, earning 24 goals and 77 points overall at the AHL level, ranking first in the league in assists and second in scoring, as well as being named a league First-Team All-Star. Griffith was drafted by Boston in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He has played 34 games total with Boston, and would have become a restricted free agent on July 1.

 

Main Photo: MONTREAL, QC – MAY 12: Kevan Miller #86 of the Boston Bruins shoots the puck against the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre on May 12, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)


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