Report: Bruins Sign Samuel Asselin
The Boston Bruins are just hours away from their most important game of the season. It’s a win or go home Game 6 in St. Louis, as Boston attempts to keep the Stanley Cup Final alive and force a Game 7 at home on Wednesday night. Don Sweeney is still busy with the future however. Reports have surfaced that the club has signed Samuel Asselin to an AHL contract with the Providence Bruins. No details have been confirmed at this time.
The 20-year old forward will turn 21 on July 1st, and has aged out of the QMJHL. He spent the last four seasons in the league full-time. Asselin emerged as one of the league’s premiere scorers this past season with the Halifax Mooseheads. In 68 games with Halifax, the speedy native of Quebec scored 48 goals and added 38 assists. His 86 points was a career-high at that level.
Samuel Asselin also recorded seasons of 42 points (48 games, 2017-18), 56 points (67 games, 2016-17) and 16 points (62 games, 2015-16) throughout the course of his junior career. In addition to playing for Halifax, Asselin also suited up for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and Shawinigan Cataractes.
For Bruin fans, it will feel even better to know that the club beat out the rival Montreal Canadiens to sign the Quebec native, according to a report from Andrew Zadarnowski.
Asselin is expected to begin his professional career with the AHL’s Providence Bruins next season, and could get a look with the big squad at some point in training camp this September.
*UPDATED*: The original story reported that Asselin agreed to an entry-level deal with the Boston Bruins. He agreed to a deal with AHL Providence on a one-year contract.