Bruins Running Out Of Time To Sign Forward Matias Mäntykivi

Published May 27, 2023 at 1:35

The Boston Bruins made an interesting move in 2019 when they drafted Matias Mäntykivi in the sixth round. Although the 21-year-old has yet to sign with the Bruins, he's been making waves in the Liiga Champions Hockey League (LCHL) with Tampereen Ilves.

Per website writer Dom Tiano and other sources, the Boston Bruins have until June 1st, 2023, to sign prospect forward Matias Mantykivi to a National Hockey League contract.

Per the website, the Boston Bruins currently have 15 NHL roster players under contract for the upcoming year. Looking at the entire organization as a whole, the team has 28 NHL contracts committed for the 2023-24 campaign. With the team already in a $4.5 million hole due to bonus overages, the Bruins have to do a lot of moving around during the summer.

Mäntykivi is a top-5 drafted European player, and it's easy to see why. Last winter, he had a breakout season with 31 points, and he followed that up with an impressive 33 points in 60 regular season games this year. He also shined in the postseason with 3 goals, 9 assists, and 12 points in just 12 games.

Fans are eagerly anticipating Mäntykivi's arrival in Providence next fall, as it's widely expected that the Bruins will sign him soon. With his talent and dedication, it's only a matter of time before this young prospect gets his chance to shine in the AHL, but time isn't on the Bruins side.
May 27   |   30 answers
Bruins Running Out Of Time To Sign Forward Matias Mäntykivi

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