Boston signs Czarnik to one-year extension


Update: The Bruins confirmed that they signed Austin Czarnik, and also backed up those reported terms.


Austin Czarnik, the former Miami (Ohio) University standout that joined the Bruins three seasons ago, has inked a one-year deal to remain in Boston, per CapFriendly.

Czarnik, 24, was an undrafted free agent that signed with the B’s in 2015. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound playmaker was in high demand following his senior season with the RedHawks — he finished as the school’s second all-time leader in assists, and captained the club in each of his last two campaigns.

Since going pro, Czarnik has proven to be a consistent scorer at the AHL level, working on virtually a point-per-game pace. With Boston, the diminutive center made his NHL debut last season and appeared in 49 games, scoring five goals and 13 points.

CapFriendly reports this new deal is of the two-way variety, and will carry a $675,000 cap hit at the big league level.

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