Boston Bruins Sign Big, Physical Defenseman to Multi-Year Deal

Boston Bruins Sign Big, Physical Defenseman to Multi-Year Deal

The Boston Bruins have announced the signing of unrestricted free agent defenseman Nikita Zadorov to a six-year, $30 million deal with an annual salary cap hit of $5 million per year. The former Vancouver Canucks defenseman will bring physicality to the blue line and fills a true need in Boston’s lineup. The Bruins have left-shot defensemen Hampus Lindholm and Mason Lohrei as puck-moving options and Parker Wotherspoon becomes the seventh defenseman with this acquisition.

Zadorov, 29, played 75 regular season games with the Canucks and Calgary Flames during the 2023-24 season and scored six goals with 14 assists and a 0 plus/minus. In 21 games with the Flames, the 6-foot-6, 250-pound defenseman registered a goal and five assists before being traded to Vancouver in November. Zadorov played 13 postseason games with four goals and four assists.

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The 16th overall draft pick in the 2013 NHL Draft by the Buffalo Sabres has played 642 NHL games with 47 goals and 99 assists. What Zadorov brings to the table for Boston is edgy, physical play with 125 penalty minutes in 2023-24 and 701 total over his career. The Bruins have been trending towards adding size to the lineup and Zadorov becomes the biggest current Bruin on the roster.

Season 3. Episode 48. Arbitration Deadline Bruins Benders Podcast

Matty and Smitty from the Bruins Benders Podcast cover the HOTTEST topics in the Boston Bruins market, along with… – Bruins Dev Camp Updates- Zadorov Comments & Number- Jeremy Swayman Arbitration- Brandon Carlo Trade Rumors& Much More!For more from us, visit: insidetherink.com/bruins-bendersBoston Bruins Trade Rumors, Boston Bruins News, Boston Bruins, 2024 NHL Free Agency, Elias Lindholm, Nikita Zadorov, Jake DeBrusk, Danton Heinen, Derek Forbort, Jeremy Swayman, Vancouver Canucks, Restricted Free Agent, Max Jones, Riley Tufte, Brandon Carlo, Matt RempeThank you for tuning in, we appreciate your support. If you'd like to support the show, please head over to our merch shop and grab some Bruins Benders merch with our new logo!Not interested in throwing money at another podcast? NO PROBLEMHit the subscribe button, like and follow us on social media, and leave a comment of your thoughts! IT IS FREE to interact with our show and it helps other people find us! And beginning in July, ITR is giving away an NHL Jersey of your choice from Fanatics. All you have to do to win is be a subscriber. DraftKings Sportsbook – Boston’s hometown Sportsbook is LIVE right here in Massachusetts! Bet local on all your favorite sports from the comfort of your own home with DraftKings. To celebrate, ALL new customers will receive up to TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in BONUS bets when you sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using code ITR! You can now bet local on money lines, spreads, props, and more with one of America’s top-rated Sportsbooks – DraftKings Sportsbook!  Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app and sign up with code ITR to get up to TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS in BONUS bets to use now that mobile sports betting is live in Massachusetts. That’s code ITR only at DraftKings Sportsbook. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with gambling, call 800 327-5050 or visit helplineMA.org to speak with a trained specialist, free and confidentially, twenty four seven. 21+. Physically present in MA. Eligibility restrictions apply. Subject to regulatory licensing requirements. Eligibility and deposit restrictions apply. Opt in required. Bonus issued aree bets. Terms at draftkings.com/MA.
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