Monday, July 02, 2018

Morning Fringe Signings (Jul 2)

The Boston Bruins ended up signing seven players in total on Sunday and they did get one of those fringe players for the hockey pool, defenseman John Moore. Moore signed a 5-year, $13.75 million deal, adding his talents to an already impressive blueline for the Bruins, which already includes the likes of Torey Krug, Charlie McAvoy and Zdeno Chara. Moore finished with 7 goals and 18 points in 81 games in the regular season with the Devils, just outside of the top 100 defensemen in scoring.

The Vegas Golden Knights stepped up and made a fringe signing on the blueline as well, adding Nick Holden to their mix, signing him to a 2-year, $4.4 million deal on Sunday, one of a few moves the team made to try and improve upon a remarkable first year.  Holden played the 2018 season between the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins, playing in 73 games, scoring 4 goals and 17 points.  He was 114th among all defensemen in scoring, not far off of Moore above him here.

The Colorado Avalanche made a decent fringe signing in forward Matt Calvert, giving the 28-year old a 3-year, $8.4 million deal on Sunday. Calvert played in 69 games for the Blue Jackets last year, scoring 9 goals and 24 points, ranking him 260th among forwards in scoring. He's a little ways out, in terms of the hockey pool rankings, but there is some possibility that the Avalanche, who are surely improving their offense year over year, could help get Calvert's game to the next level and he could be a good late round pick or even a Waiver Draft pick in the middle of the season.

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