The run on college free agents has started, and the Boston Bruins are getting involved today. The team is expected to sign University of Minnesota Duluth defenseman Nick Wolff according to Brad Elliott Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald. PuckPedia adds that the deal is for one year and will carry an average annual value of $925K. Wolff recently finished his senior season and was an undrafted free agent.
The 23-year served as captain this season for the Bulldogs and was a big part of both titles the team took home over the last two years. Standing 6’5″ he is a mean, physical presence on the back end that can erase opposing forwards on a regular basis. That size didn’t earn him a selection in the NHL draft, but certainly makes him an interesting addition to the Bruins organization.
Obviously there is still a long road ahead of Wolff, but he already does have some familiarity with the team. He has been at the Bruins’ last two development camps and should be present again this year—whenever that happens.