The Boston Bruins have another goaltending prospect in the system, announcing today they have signed Brandon Bussi. The one-year entry-level contract will start in 2022-23, and carry an NHL cap hit of $825K.
The undrafted free agent goaltender recently wrapped up his junior season with Western Michigan, where he posted a .912 save percentage in 39 appearances, going 26-12-1 in the process. Standing 6’5″, Bussi will turn 24 later this summer, and will be joining the Providence Bruins on a tryout contract.
Mark Divver of Rinkside Rhode Island tweets that the Bruins have had their eye on Bussi for a while, and that he has been told there is “plenty of room for growth” still in the big goaltender.
Notably, both Troy Grosenick and Callum Booth are scheduled to reach unrestricted free agency at the end of this season, opening up some spots in the minor leagues. If signed, Bussi could potentially fill one of those, though it still remains to be seen whether his game can translate to the professional level.
Brad Elliott Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald broke news of the deal on Twitter, while PuckPedia reported the contract details.
the meme community approves of this signing.
This was a great signing by the hockey team from Boston. My hatred of that team is irrational and deeply ingrained, but I can be objective enough to call a great move just that.
Why the hatred?? Are u from Montreal? If so I grew up that way as well but the reverse, but as I got older I realized it’s just sports man, let it go. Enjoy the game, don’t hate for hates sake… peace and love from Boston
Are you single?