Bruins sign 2015 first-round pick Zach Senyshyn to one-year deal


The Boston Bruins have signed another one of their 2015 first-round draft picks. This time it's right winger Zach Senyshyn on a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL salary cap hit of $700,000, the team announced Wednesday.

Senyshyn was a restricted free agent this offseason. The Bruins selected him with the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and he's failed to meet expectations so far. The 23-year-old forward has not carved out a regular role at the NHL level with only six career games played for Boston.

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He has played the last three seasons with the AHL's Providence Bruins. Senyshyn tallied 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 42 games for the P-Bruins during the 2019-20 campaign.

The hope for the Bruins is Senyshyn is able to crack the lineup and play a role in the bottom six forward group. The B's really need more speed/scoring on the third and fourth lines, and it would help them tremendously if Senyshyn can provide those skills next season.

The Bruins still have a few of their own free agents without contracts, most notably top-six winger Jake DeBrusk (RFA) and defenseman Zdeno Chara (UFA).