Boston Bruins Resign Forward Noel Acciari
The Boston Bruins will have a hard working bottom six forward back this season.
On Wednesday the team announced that they had resigned 25-year-old forward Noel Acciari. The terms of the deal for the Johnston, R.I native is a two-year, one-way, $1.45 million contract.
Acciari’s cap hit for the next two seasons is $725k.
Acciari is a Bishop Hendricken High School product who went on to win a National Championship for Providence College in 2014-15. He went un-drafted out of college despite being a captain in his senior year for the Friars. The Boston Bruins signed him originally on June 3, 2015 as a free agent.
At the NHL level he has played in parts of the last two seasons for Boston with 48 games played with 6 points and an 10:11 average time on ice.
With this signing it seems clear that the Boston Bruins are planning on using Acciari on their fourth line for the foreseeable future. He is a hard fighting bottom six forward who can hold his own on both sides of the ice. This is the first real move of the offseason by the Boston Bruins in terms of resigning one of their free agents. More is expected to come with many Black and Gold still remaining unsigned like David Pastrnak.