The Boston Bruins have announced signed center John Farinacci to a two-year entry-level contract. Farinacci was formerly a third round pick of the Coyotes in the 2019 Draft. The contract will carry a $910k AAV at the NHL level.
After not signing a contract with the Coyotes, Farinacci made himself an unrestricted free agent on August 15th.
Farinacci had spent the last three seasons at Harvard, also serving time as Captain. Farinacci played a total of 78 games in the NCAA with 59 points. With the recent retirement of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, along with the lack of real prospect depth, Boston is on the hunt to fill holes in their organization.
This signing does point to the Bruins thinking Farinacci could impact their NHL roster, but how much of an impact he could be remains to be seen. While having the talent and grit to make an impact on an NHL roster in a depth role, he will likely start the year in Providence unless he has a phenomenal training camp.
Don Sweeney is taking a swing at cheap lottery tickets, which is a good sign for Bruins fans.