Signed out of Providence College in 2015, Acciari has 48 games for the Bruins over the past two seasons. His contributions, limited as they are have apparently earned him a two-year deal. With arbitration rights, Acciari received a qualifying offer and could have taken the team to a hearing though this is likely better than any settlement would have been. Whether he plays a bigger role with the team is still to be seen, but he’ll be in contention for a role all season.
In those 48 games, Acciari has just six points and has been given very little ice time. That changed in the playoffs this year, when he stepped into a much bigger role in four games against Ottawa and even logged 28 minutes during a double overtime game that David Krejci suffered an injury when he collided with Chris Wideman. Though the Bruins would be eliminated from the series, perhaps that showed a look into the role Acciari will see next year under Bruce Cassidy.
The Bruins still have several RFAs to sign, with David Pastrnak leading the way. With $12.7MM in cap space, it still seems likely that Ryan Spooner will be moved out instead of re-signed. If the Bruins want to be players in free agency, they’d need to move money out as Pastrnak and Spooner alone would take up the majority of the remaining cap space.