Bruins sign 2015 first-rounder Zach Senyshyn to one-year contract


Zach Senyshyn is staying in the Boston Bruins organization for another season.

The team announced Monday it has signed the 24-year-old winger to a one-year, two-way contract that carries a $750,000 salary cap hit at the NHL level.

Senyshyn was taken by the Bruins with the No. 15 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft -- one of three consecutive first-round selections Boston had in that draft.

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He has so far contributed very little to the NHL club. He's played just 14 games in Boston over the last six years, tallying one goal and two assists. Senyshyn was held without a point in eight appearances for the Bruins last season.

Given the additions the Bruins made to their bottom-six forward group in free agency, the chances of Senyshyn making the NHL roster out of training camp likely are pretty slim.

He probably will spend most of the 2021-22 campaign with the AHL's Providence Bruins. He made his P-Bruins debut during the 2017 playoffs. Senyshyn tallied 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in 18 games for Providence last season.