The Boston Bruins have signed defenceman Derek Morris to a 1 year deal worth 3.3 million. After trading Aaron Ward to Carolina to free up some cap space, the speculation was that the Bruins were making room to sign RFA Phil Kessel. This signing comes as a surprise and you have to figure there will be more movement in Boston to accommodate Kessel’s contract, or trading Kessel himself is becoming more of an option by the day.
In 75 games last season split between New York and Phoenix, the 30-year old Morris had five goals and 15 assists.
Morris was originally a first round pick, 13th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.(source-TSN)