Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced Monday that the team has signed goaltender Brandon Bussi to a one-year, two-way contract extension through the 2023-24 season with an NHL salary cap hit of $775,000. Bussi was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1.
The 24-year-old netminder played in 32 games for the Providence Bruins this past season, registering a 22-5-4-1 record with a .924 save percentage and 2.40 goals against average. The 6-foot-4, 213-pound goaltender was selected to play in the 2023 AHL All-Star Classic.
The Sound Beach, New York native was originally signed to an entry-level contract by the Bruins in 2022 after three seasons at Western Michigan University, where he appeared in 77 games and finished with a career 46-25-5 record. Bussi played five games with Providence in 2021-22 and posted a 3-2-0 record with a .920 save percentage.
The Bruins had the top goalie tandem in the NHL with Vezina Trophy candidate Linus Ullmark and backup Jeremy Swayman. Swayman is a restricted free agent, and the team will have to make a decision on their goaltenders for next season as the team deals with salary cap restraints. Bussi provides insurance and an option for a backup role next season in Boston.