The Boston Bruins have announced that they’ve signed 2017 2nd round pick Jack Studnicka to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The deal is not surprise given Studnicka’s performance during the team’s 2017 Rookie Camp and Prospects Challenge, but the timing of it is curious given that he was returned to the OHL’s Oshawa Generals on September 21st. Essentially Studnicka was cut, but now he’s got a new deal.
While it’s expected that Studnicka will play out the year as the team’s captain in Oshawa, his signing gives the Bruins some forward depth should they need it come the playoffs. He’ll also be a candidate to stick with the B’s full-time in 2018-19.
In 64 games with Oshawa in 2016-17, the 18-year-old center put up 18 goals and 34 assists. The 6’1”, 171 lb playmaker looks poised to do big things in the OHL this season and should head into next year’s training camp with a ton of confidence.
You like this signing B’s fans? Bruins GM Don Sweeney is certainly doing his best to keep the prospects cupboards stocked.