Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Bruins sign Murray and McEachern
The Boston Bruins have agreed to terms with right wings Glen Murray and Shawn McEachern, it was announced today by general manager Mike O'Connell.
Both players were unrestricted free agents, and in keeping with club policy, terms of the contract were not released. The Bruins did say that Murray got a 4-year deal, whlie McEachern signed for two seasons.
Murray, 32, has played the last three NHL seasons with the Bruins, after returning to the team in October, 2001 that made him their first pick, 18th overall, in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. Murray has scored 30-or-more goals in each of his last three NHL seasons, including a career-high of 44 in 2002-03 with the Bruins.
The 6'3", 225 lb. native of Halifax, Nova Scotia has played 13 NHL seasons with Boston, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles with career NHL totals of 268 goals, 255 assists and 523 points with 533 penalty minutes in 823 career NHL games. He has played in two NHL All-Star Games in 2003 and 2004.
McEachern, 36, returns to Boston where he played during the 1995-96 season. The 5'11", 200 lb. native of Waltham, MA was Pittsburgh's sixth pick, 110th overall, in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He turned pro in 1992 following an outstanding three-year career at Boston University. He has played 13 NHL seasons with Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, Ottawa and Atlanta.