Entering the offseason, Bruins GM Don Sweeney was staked to a tough task. With roughly $10 million worth of cap-space, he had three restricted free agents he felt needed to be retained.
Those three were Danton Heinen, Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo.
The former two were both under contract entering Tuesday morning, but the man who blossomed into a superstar defensive defenseman during the postseason was left unsigned.
However, around 8 a.m. ET, Brandon Carlo was re-signed to a two-year deal with an annual cap-hit of $2.85 million.
While neither McAvoy nor Carlo are signed to long-term deals, Sweeney has them on really team-friendly bridge contracts that’ll take them into unrestricted free agency when the contract expires.
Carlo only registered 10 points a year ago, but his +22 +/- rating was tied for second on the Bruins, and his 20:55 average time on ice was fourth among Bruins skaters.