The Boston Bruins seem to be serious about signing players outside the organization. In fact, their latest signing brings in a national champion.
The Bruins have signed Providence College forward Noel Acciari on a two-year entry level. The 2014-2015 Captain Acciari was a homegrown talent on Providence’s NCAA championship-winning roster this spring. So there’s no question on why Boston picked him up.
The 5-foot-11-tall NCAA East Regional Most Outstanding Player, who has spent the past three seasons with the Friars, recorded 32 points in 41 games this past season, 15 of which were goals. It sounds good for a second on the team. Such record made him one of the Hockey East Club’s highest scoring forwards. What an achievement for a young player like him.
For sure, this 24-year-old Rhode Island native could fill in another of the Bruins’ depth forward roles in the future. With his three year experience of being a forward in the NCAA, he can be a Bruins’ asset at the NHL level, provided that he will find his rhythm faster at the pro level than he did in college.
Truly, adding this Providence College junior to the ranks for the next two years is a smart move for the Bruins. With his versatility, scoring prowess and defensive forward skills, Acciari will most likely contribute to the effective development system the Bruins are planning for the next playoffs. Let’s just give him a chance to thrive in his NHL career.
Along with the shot at the NHL roster given to Noel, the Bruins also signed undrafted college prospects like Austin Czarnak and Frank Vatrano. Well, fans are getting more excited of these signings. And they are waiting for more signings before the next season kicks off.
Indeed, the Bruins are doing their best to create a good roster this new season. Can’t wait to see those players skate towards victory!