Bruins forward Jordan Caron, who has bounced back and forth between Boston and Providence over the last three seasons, will call Boston his permanent home starting this fall.
CSNNE.com Bruins insider Joe Haggerty is reporting that the B’s have signed Caron to a one-year, one-way deal worth $640,000. Caron was a restricted free agent.
The Bruins first round pick in 2009 is coming off his third professional season. Caron has played 88 games over the last three seasons in Boston, putting up a 11-14—25 line in bottom-six duty.
Caron should slide in on the third-line right wing slot, occupied primarily by Rich Peverley for the past 2 ½ seasons. Peverley was traded to Dallas on July 4 with Tyler Seguin in exchange for forward Loui Eriksson and three prospects.
The 22-year old Caron will have a substantially lower paycheck than Peverley, who carries a cap-hit of $3.25-million, a much-needed discount in a season where the cap-ceiling for NHL teams is set at a paltry $64.3-million.
Confirmed w/Jordan Caron's agent, Kent Hughes, he signed 1-yr, 1-way deal w/B's. JC was RFA coming off weird, injury-filled yr #BruinsTalk— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) July 19, 2013
Also confirmed with a source that Jordan Caron's deal is a 1-way contract for 640K for next season. Certainly cost effective #BruinsTalk— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) July 19, 2013