Boston Bruins' 3 Worst Contracts of 2023-24

The Boston Bruins are a team that has so many good contracts and very few bad ones as a lot of the players take team-friendly deals. The Bruins also had to bring in a number of players on cheaper deals after so many left in free agency or through trades to stay cap compliant. That being said, let's look at the worst contracts on the Bruins.

David Forbort

The Bruins have a strong defense group and great goaltending, but with a top-heavy forward group and cheap depth, there isn't much room for bad contracts. We start on the back-end where Derek Forbort, a third pairing defenseman focused on defense, plays in the lineup. This isn't a bad contract, but generally, a team would want cheaper playing on the bottom pairing, even if he does go out and kill penalties as well. He does his job well, but he's also a $3 million player who plays less than 18 minutes a game and adds no offense.

Matt Grzelcyk

Matt Grzelcyk is a step above Forbort, but in terms of the team, he has one of the worst contracts. Despite being Charlie McAvoy's partner on the top pairing, Grzelcyk also plays less than 18 minutes a game. He has added much less offense than he has in previous seasons, doesn't play on the power play, and despite killing penalties, hasn't been out there for too much time. He makes $3.687 million this season and is also a UFA after the season.

Andrew Peeke

Andrew Peeke is one of the new additions to the Bruins as he was picked up at the trade deadline from the Columbus Blue Jackets. While I do think that Peeke will be a solid defenseman moving forward for Boston, he hasn't shown it or been given the chance to show what he can do this season after playing a full season in 2022-23. He still has two more years left on his deal after this season and he will be the third pairing right defenseman, but also makes $2.75 million AAV and hasn't exactly proved he deserves that much. For the time being having played just 26 games and under 16 minutes a game, it isn't a great contract.

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