Bruins Sign NHL Veteran Dominic Moore, Three Others to One-Year Contracts

The Boston Bruins added more veteran depth for the 2016-17 season with the signing of Dominic Moore. (photo: rangers.nhl.com)

The Boston Bruins have added another National Hockey League veteran to the fold. The club signed Dominic Moore to a one-year, one-way contract worth $900,000.

Boston also announced the signing of defenseman Chris Casto (one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level) along with forward Brian Ferlin (one-year, two-way deal worth $725,000 NHL level), and defenseman Alex Grant (one-year, two-way pact worth $600,000 NHL level).

Moore, 36, is the centerpiece of the signings. He spent the past three seasons with the New York Rangers. In 2015-16, he played in 80 games, registering six goals and nine assists, while also contributing one goal in five playoff games.

Moore was the 2013-14 recipient of the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy, given to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.”

Moore registered a career-high 32 points during the 2010-11 season with the Tampa Bay Lightning, collecting 18 goals and 14 assists.

The Bruins will be the 10th team Moore has played for as he has appeared in 765 career NHL games with N.Y. Rangers, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Toronto, Buffalo, Florida, Montreal, Tampa Bay and San Jose, totaling 89 goals and 156 assists for 245 points with 427 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot, 192-pound forward played collegiately at Harvard University from 1999-2003, where he ranks 11th in school history with 147 points (64 goals and 73 assists).

The Thornhill, Ontario native was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the third round (95th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Moore joins David Backes, Riley Nash, and old friend Anton Khudobin as new Bruins with NHL experience.

Casto, 24, completed his third full American Hockey League season with the Providence Bruins in 2015-16, establishing career highs with seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points with 47 penalty minutes in 68 games.

During his three seasons with Providence, Casto has registered 11 goals, 35 assists, totalling 46 points in 186 games.

Ferlin, 24, completed his second professional season with the Providence Bruins in 2015-16, producing six goals and eight assists for 14 points with 27 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating in 23 games. He was sidelined for much of the season due to an upper-body injury suffered on opening night. Ferlin also appeared in all three of Providence’s postseason games, contributing one assist.

In 76 career AHL games, the Jacksonville, Florida native has compiled 34 points on 17 goals and 17 assists.

Ferlin was selected by the Bruins in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Grant, 27, spent the 2015-16 season with the Arizona Coyotes organization, splitting time between the Coyotes and their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons. He recorded seven penalty minutes in five games at the NHL level, while compiling 11 goals and 31 assists for 42 points with 57 penalty minutes in 69 games at the AHL level.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound defenseman previously skated in two NHL games with the Anaheim Ducks in 2013-14, recording a goal in each game.

Over the course of his seven-year career, Grant has appeared in 323 games at the AHL level with the Springfield Falcons, Binghamton Senators, Norfolk Admirals and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, posting 43 goals and 131 assists for 174 points with 340 penalty minutes.

The Antigonish, Nova Scotia native was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Follow ESPN New Hampshire’s NHL Writer, Shawn Hutcheon, on Twitter @ShawnHutcheon.

 

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