The leaves on the proverbial free agency tree continue to fall, with Brandon Carlo of the Boston Bruins inking a new deal on Tuesday.
The defenseman and the Bruins agreed on a two-year deal worth $5.7 million with an annual cap hit of $2.85 million, per the team.
The 6-5, 212-pound force was a restricted free agent this offseason following a 96-game season: He appeared in 72 games during the regular season and in all 24 of the Bruins playoff games.
Carlo doubled his season goal total in Stanley Cup Final, netting two goals; his second goal wound up the game-winner against the St. Louis Blues in Game 6. Earlier in the third period, from the blue line, Carlo dumped a bouncing puck toward the net that tricked Jordan Binnington, slipping under his blocker-side arm.
Last season, Carlo saw a minor dip in playing time in the regular season with a career-low 72 games played, but his offensive production increased from the year prior.
A true defensive defenseman, Carlo had two goals and eight assists in the regular season but stepped it up in the playoffs with two goals and four assists. He also finished the postseason with a plus/minus rating of plus-10, second-best on the team. His 21:31 average ice time ranked third on the team.
The Bruins now sit $1,153,334 under the cap, per CapFriendly with Carlo and Charlie McAvoy inking fresh contracts.
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