Boston Bruins Sign 2nd-Rounder After 95-Point Season In OHL

The season has gone about as well as the Boston Bruins could have hoped for their second-round choice in the 2022 NHL Draft, center Matthew Poitras. He racked up 95 points in 68 games for the OHL's Guelph Storm, on 16 goals and 79 assists. 

Apparently, that was all they needed to see. 

The Bruins have signed Poitras to three-year entry-level contract with a cap hit of $870,000.

The playmaking center's 79 assists ranked 2nd in the OHL this season, and the 19-year-old finished 5th overall in scoring. 

The three-year deal begins next season, though at just 19, and after only two years of junior, it's quite possible that he plays next year back in Guelph. 

Poitras's development can't come fast enough, as the Bruins, of course, need to start thinking about the future of their center position, with 37-year-olds Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci both considering retirement this offseason. 

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