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Bruins Extend Qualifying Offers To Six RFA’s



Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced Wednesday that the team has extended qualifying offers to defensemen Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo as well as, forwards Danton Heinen, Peter Cehlarik, Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, and Ryan Fitzgerald.

Forward Gemel Smith – who was claimed off waivers from the B’s on December 6 – was not qualified and will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

McAvoy, 21, had seven goals and 21 assists in 54 regular season games and two goals and six assists in 23 playoff games. He has 14 goals and 46 assists in 117 regular season games played in the NHL.

Carlo, 22, had two goals and eight assists in 72 regular season games and two goals and six assists in 23 playoff games. He has eight goals and 24 assists in 230 regular season games played in the NHL.

Heinen, 23, had 11 goals and 23 assists in 77 regular season games and two goals and six assists in 24 playoff games. He has 27 goals and 54 assists in 162 regular season games.

Cehlarik, 23, had four goals and two assists in 20 regular season games and has five goals and five assists in the 37 career regular season games.

Forsbacka-Karlsson had three goals and six assists in 28 regular season games this past season and over 29 games played in the NHL.

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN,, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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