The Boston Herald is reporting that the Bruins will sign Harvard's Jimmy Vesey later this summer. The left winger will become a free agent on August 15th, and it seems like Boston will be the landing spot for the young star.
The winger made headlines earlier this week when his camp informed the Nashville Predators that he would not be signing with them. The connection between Vesey and Boston almost makes too much sense for him.
Vesey grew up a Bruins fan in North Reading, Massachusetts, which is just north of Boston. Don Sweeney, the general manager of the Bruins, is also a Harvard alum. To add even more coincidence, the current Harvard hockey coach, Ted Donato, played for the Bruins in the 90's.
Since Vesey cannot sign until August, there is still a chance that he lands with another team. Many speculate that the other team could be the Maple Leafs. Vesey's brother was drafted by the Leafs in 2014, and his father was hired by the Leafs last summer as a scout.
Our very own Niko Davos (@NikoD_BBS) attended Belmont Hill School with Vesey, so he almost has to sign with the Bruins now.
By Matt Watts