Peter Mueller is getting another kick at the can.
On Wednesday, ESPN reported that Mueller — who spent last season with Malmo of the Swedish League — has signed a professional tryout to join Boston at training camp.
It’s an interesting deal for an interesting player.
Mueller, 28, was the eighth overall pick in 2006 and showed promise — including a 22-goal, 54-point rookie campaign with the Coyotes — before getting sidetracked by concussions, and missing all of the 2010-11 season.
He left the NHL in 2013, opting to sign with Kloten of the Swiss League. There, he established himself as one of the league’s best scorers, and landed a deal with St. Louis the following summer.
Mueller failed to stick with the Blues, however, and opted to re-join Kloten rather than accept an AHL assignment. He spent one more year in Switzerland before jumping to Malmo last season, where he had 13 goals and 25 points in 43 games.
Traditionally a center, Mueller will (presumably) be in tough to make the Bruins out of camp. The team has relatively decent depth down the middle in Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, David Backes, Ryan Spooner and the recently signed Dominic Moore.
That said, he does have NHL talent.
Despite parting ways with the Blues two summers ago, GM Doug Armstrong did say “we viewed [Mueller] as a top nine player,” one that would have been back up with the club eventually, had he decided to accept a stint in the American League.