Jeremy Swayman announces key decision regarding future with Bruins

All eyes remain on Boston to try and get a deal worked out with their starter.

Michael W.

It's going to be one of the biggest offseason decisions for Boston Bruins management, and they just got a massive update. Starting goaltender Jeremy Swayman, who is now the No. 1 man between the pipes following the trade of Linus Ullmark to the division rival Senators, is up for a new deal but has not filed for salary arbitration. 

He's coming off a one-year, $3.475 deal that he was awarded after filing for arbitration last summer. His reported asking price was just under $5 million, while the Bruins were only willing to offer $2 million. 

Not going through arbitration is something that Swayman made clear that he wanted to do after having done so before last season.

“There’s no ill will on the process, because I understand that. I’m not the first player to go through it. I’m not the last,” said Swayman. “But I definitely don’t wish it upon any of my friends and teammates moving forward and I don’t want to do it ever again as well.”

As it stands right now, the Bruins have approximately $8,636,666 of available salary cap space, via 

Last season with the Bruins, Swayman amassed a record of 25-10-8 with a 2.53 goals against average, .916 save percentage and a trio of shutouts. He also was Boston's starting goaltender for all but one of their games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

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