BREAKING: Bruins Snatch Promising Prospect from Arizona

Published August 18, 2023 at 2:40

As of Tuesday, a shift unfolded in the NHL landscape as recent draft picks transitioned into free agents, left without contracts by their original draft teams.

Among them is John Farinacci, chosen by the Arizona Coyotes in 2019. Boston Bruins seized the opportunity, inking him to a two-year Entry-Level Contract (ELC). The 22-year-old, fresh from his college stint at Harvard where he gathered 20 points in 19 games, secured a spot with a cap hit of $910,000.

Farinacci emerged as a standout among NCAA free agents, evading contracts from their initial squads. The Coyotes find themselves on the losing end of this strategic shift.

Reflecting on his choice, Farinacci revealed, "For me, it was an easy decision," emphasizing the pull he felt towards joining the Bruins over other teams.

The influence of Farinacci's familial ties to Boston's legacy shines through. His uncle and cousin, Ted and Ryan Donato, left their mark with the Bruins. Ted, also serving as Farinacci's coach at Harvard for three seasons, guided his transition from "Uncle Teddy" to "Coach."

The next chapter for Farinacci unfolds in the big club's training camp. The Bruins strategically seek to reinvigorate the center position, a void left by the retirements of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. With a promising prospect in tow, the Bruins look to the future, aiming to maintain their competitive edge.

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August 18   |   178 answers
BREAKING: Bruins Snatch Promising Prospect from Arizona

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