Bruins' GM Don Sweeney Is Trying Hard To Keep These Players

Published July 9, 2023 at 10:40 PM
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Before the 2023 offseason, only five Bruins players had initiated arbitration proceedings during Don Sweeney's tenure as the Boston Bruins' decision-maker.

However, on this occasion, Trent Frederic, Ian Mitchell, and Jeremy Swayman all chose to file for salary arbitration.

In the past, such cases were typically resolved before the hearing, providing some relief to Bruins fans. The objective now is for Sweeney to negotiate agreements in advance and retain all three players without going to court, as he has done in previous years.

Sweeney expressed optimism about ongoing discussions with the players and their representatives, emphasizing the preference for a resolution outside of arbitration.


Nevertheless, he acknowledged that arbitration remains a possible path, one that determines the player's future with the organization. Jeremy Swayman, in particular, has garnered significant attention due to his impressive performance as a goaltender, despite being considered a backup.

The Bruins offered $874,125 to secure Swayman's restricted free agent rights, and both Swayman and Sweeney have expressed their desire to keep him on the team.

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