Seth Griffith signs entry level deal with Bruins

Seth Griffith signs entry level deal with Bruins
April 9, 2013, 7:15 pm
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The Bruins inked another one of their prospects on Tuesday, but it probably wasn’t the big Swede that many Bruins fans had in mind. While they wait to make things official with Carl Soderberg, the Bruins announced they signed a three-year entry level deal with 2012 fifth round draft pick Seth Griffith.

The fifth rounder came to the Bruins in the Benoit Pouliot trade to the Tampa Bay Lightning prior to last summer’s NHL draft, and was impressive in his first development camp with Boston last summer.

Griffith has skated in 54 games this year with the London Knights (Ontario Hockey League) and has registered 33 goals and 48 assists with a +18 rating.  The 20-year-old forward’s 81 points ranks second on the London Knights, which is good for 10th in the OHL.  Griffith’s 48 assists also rank among the OHL’s top 10 (tied for first on the Knights) with his 33 goals ranking 12th in the league as one of junior hockey’s better playmakers.

At the conclusion of the 2013 OHL regular season, Griffith was honored with the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the OHL’s top scoring right wing, for his 81 points (33 goals, 48 assists).

In seven playoff appearances in 2013, Griffith has notched one goal and three assists with four penalty minutes and was the 131st overall selection in the 2012 draft.