The National Hockey League started their signing period for 2020 in October. Multiple players have switched organizations & received larger contracts for their considerable skillsets. Two recent acquisitions were announced, with the Boston Bruins confirming they’ve contracted Matt Grzelcyk. October 18th saw the final signing agreement between Matt Grzelcyk & the Boston Bruins. It’ll sustain four-years at the maximum valuation $14.75 Million.
Matt Grzelcyk was resigned with the Boston Bruins after Torey Krug departed the organization this year. Grzelcyk was the best option for replacement, sustaining 21-Points throughout 68 matches in the 2019-20 NHL Season. It’s a notable improvement was prior seasons with the Bruins, where Matt Grzelcyk would acquire 33-Points of 197 games. It should be noted that this defenceman has also sustained 10-Points during post-season appearances. Drastic improvement seen over the last season made Bruins coaching staff consider Matt Grzelcyk as a viable replacement for Torey Krug.
Cody Ceci Joins the Pittsburgh Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced their latest defencemen on October 18th, showing their Boston rivals that their defensive line has also grown. Cody Ceci was advised to sign a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, earning the defencemen $1.25 Million. Ceci is leaving the Toronto Maple Leafs after one season to play with the Pittsburgh Penguins. His 2019-20 NHL Season with the Toronto Maple Leafs was horrendous, with several assists and one goal being acquired.
Cody Ceci spent the majority of his career with the Ottawa Senators. He’d compete with the Senators from 2012 to 2018 before departing with the organization. Ceci acquired 93 Assists & 33 Goals during 496 games with the Ottawa Senators. These low statistics have made it challenging for Cody Ceci to locate a formidable organization. However, competing with the Pittsburgh Penguins gives this defenceman ample opportunity to overcome recent challenges.
An official statement on Cody Ceci’s acquisition was made by Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager, Jim Rutherford. Sentiments evoked that Cody Ceci is a two-way defenceman, with capabilities to dominate in the speed & attacking categories. Rutherford noted that the playoff experience Cody brings would be valued at the Pittsburgh Penguins camp.