Bruins sign a Dartmouth guy and a UNH guyMassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.
September 10. 2018 7:04PM
The Boston Bruins bolstered their training-camp roster Monday, as the team announced that it signed forwards Lee Stempniak and Daniel Winnik to professional tryout agreements.
Stempniak, out of Dartmouth College, has some experience playing with the Bruins, suiting up in 19 games with the Black and Gold during the 2015-16 season. The veteran forward tallied 10 points during his short stint with Boston after getting dealt from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a 2016 fourth-round pick (Evan Cormier) and a 2017 second-round pick (Mario Ferraro — acquired by San Jose Sharks).
A free agent on the eve of the opening of NHL training camp, Stempniak was spotted at Warrior Ice Arena in late August as a participant in the Bruins’ captains practice.
Stempniak has played 13 seasons in the NHL with 10 teams, scoring 203 goals and posting 469 points over 909 career games. The 35-year-old winger was limited to just 37 games last season with the Carolina Hurricanes due to injury, scoring just three goals and nine points.
Winnik, out of the University of New Hampshire, is a fellow NHL journeyman, with the 33-year-old forward playing for nine NHL teams over 11 seasons in the league. The left winger has recorded 251 points (82 goals, 169 assists) in 798 games played.