Yesterday, April 1, Charlestown native Matt Grzelcyk signed a two-year entry-level contact with the Boston Bruins, per Bob McKenzie.
He was a third-round pick of the Bruins back when he was starting off with the Terriers, and now after four solid years, Don Sweeney announced his official signing. His college tenure comes with enough awards to back up him coming to Boston, including being named Hockey East First Team All-Star twice and the MVP of the 2015 Beanpot tourney where he got the game winner.
Also can’t forget to mention he’s represented America three different times for Juniors and National teams.
The two-year captain missed the first eight games of this past season due to injury, yet when he came back he helped the Terriers make their run to the playoffs in big fashion. Unfortunately, they lost to Denver in regionals, but regardless: with the way he played for BU there’s no doubting the kid has talent. He skates and works the puck around well and he even has said he tries to be a quarterback and dish the puck out.
He’ll have his chance to strut his stuff down in Providence when he joins the P-Bruins on an Amateur Tryout Agreement for the rest of this season, and when his contract officially starts in ’16-17 he could have his chance in The Show.