Bruins keeping Steven Kampfer on a two-year deal


It seems the Bruins have re-signed a free agent right-shot defenseman.

No not that one.

No, not that one either.

Steven Kampfer, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, has signed a two-year deal worth $800,000 per season, according to several published reports.

Steven Kampfer is staying with #NHLBruins. Pending UFA signs a 2-year, $1.6 million extension ($800k AAV).

— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 25, 2019

Sorry, Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo, restricted free agent righties, are still unsigned.

Kampfer spent most of last season in the press box but had three goals and three assists in 35 regular season games, then had one goal in three games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 30-year-old has played 201 games for four NHL teams and will be easily expendable as a waiver-wire loss or a AHL buried contract if he’s beaten out for a spot next season.

The news was first reported by The Fourth Period.

The deadline to tender qualifying offers to restricted free agents is Tuesday. In addition to McAvoy and Carlo, the Bruins have to send QOs to Danton Heinen, Peter Cehlarik, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (who’s going to play in Sweden while the Bruins retain his rights), Gemel Smith and Ryan Fitzgerald to keep them in the fold.

The Bruins’ remaining unrestricted free agents are Noel Acciari, Marcus Johansson, Zane McIntyre, Jordan Szwarz and Mark McNeill.

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