Nick Foligno and Linus Ullmark each signed a contract with the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.
Foligno, a 33-year-old forward, received two years and $7.6 million. It has an average annual value of $3.8 million. He scored 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in 49 regular-season games for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets last season, including four assists in seven games after he was acquired by Toronto on April 11 as part of a three-team trade that included the San Jose Sharks.
Selected by the Ottawa Senators in the first round (No. 28) of the 2006 NHL Draft, Foligno has scored 486 points (203 goals, 283 assists) in 957 regular-season games with the Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets and Senators, and 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists) in 55 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Ullmark got four years and $20 million ($5 million AAV) The 27-year-old could start this season as Boston’s No. 1 goalie after the 27-year-old went 9-6-3 with a 2.63 goals-against average and .917 save percentage for the Buffalo Sabres last season. He missed the final month of the season with a lower-body injury.
Tuukka Rask is an unrestricted free agent and expected to miss the start of the season after having surgery for a torn labrum. The 34-year-old was 15-5-2 with a 2.28 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and two shutouts in 24 regular-season games for the Bruins last season. He was 6-4 with a 2.36 GAA and .919 save percentage in 11 playoff games.
Jaroslav Halak signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday for $1.5 million and another $1.5 million in performance bonus eligibility, and Boston traded goalie Dan Vladar to the Calgary Flames for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Jeremy Swayman, 22, went 7-3-0 with a 1.50 GAA, .945 save percentage and two shutouts in 10 games last season.
Forwards Tomas Nosek (two years, $3.5 million) and Erik Haula (two years, $4.75 million), and defensemen Mike Reilly (three years, $9 million) and Derek Forbort (three years, $9 million), each got new contracts from the Bruins.