The Boston Bruins have been relatively active to begin free agency, considering the lack of cap space they have to work with.
The Bruins have reportedly signed Dan Renouf to a two-year, two-way contract. The rumored signing of the 6-foot-2, 205-pound defenseman marks the third new player that the Bruins have acquired since the start of free agency on Wednesday.
Renouf has played a total of 23 games in the NHL and has made three assists. He played 63 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Detroit Red Wings AHL team, during the 2021-22 season. Renouf scored three goals and earned 11 assists in those 63 games.
During the 2020-21 season, Renouf played 18 games with the Colorado Avalanche. He tallied three assists for the Avs.
The 28-year-old defenseman played three seasons with the University of Maine before signing with Detroit in 2016 as an undrafted player. At UMaine, Renouf earned a total of 38 points in 111 games with ten goals and 28 assists. He led the UMaine team in scoring by a defenseman during the 2015-16 season.
The new Bruins head coach, Jim Montgomery, also went to UMaine. Hopefully, Montgomery will be able to connect with the fellow Black Bear and help develop him as a player, even if he remains in the AHL.
Renouf will most likely play with the Providence Bruins, adding to the organization's defensive depth at left D.