The Bruins have dipped into the college free agent market by signing Dartmouth College player Matt Lindblad to an entry-level contract.
Lindblad will play out the rest of this season with the Providence Bruins on an amateur tryout deal, and his three year entry level deal with the B’s organization will begin next year. That means the Bruins are still at 49 organizational contracts for this season, and still have room to sign Carl Soderberg if he ends up reporting to Boston at the end of the Swedish Elite League playoffs.
Lindblad appeared in 30 games for Dartmouth this season and had 10 goals and 28 points which ranked him second on the team during his junior season. The 23-year-old skated in a total of 89 games over three seasons with the Big Green and finished his collegiate career with 29 goals and 51 assists for 80 points.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound forward is a native of Winnetka, Illinois and attended Dartmouth after two seasons in the USHL with Sioux Falls and Chicago. Lindblad appeared in 57 games for the Stampede in 2009-10 and registered 24 goals and 46 assists along with a plus-11 rating. He led Sioux Falls with the 24 goals and finished second on his USHL club with 70 points.