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Former Bruins Players on the Hunt for Teams in the Upcoming 2023-24 Season


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Austin Sabourin
September 2, 2023  (5:04)
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As the upcoming NHL regular season inches closer, there are some familiar faces from the Boston Bruins' past who are still on the lookout for new teams to join.

Let's take a closer look at a few notable former Bruins players who are currently unrestricted free agents:
Phil Kessel: The former All-Star forward, Phil Kessel, is eager to hit the ice this season and might even consider a professional tryout (PTO) contract. He had a decent showing with the Vegas Golden Knights last season, tallying 14 goals and 36 points in 82 games. Kessel could provide valuable contributions as a third-line scorer and power-play specialist, especially on a one-year deal.
Jaroslav Halak: Goalie Jaroslav Halak is determined to achieve the coveted 300-win milestone in his career. He's open to continuing his playing career rather than retiring. Despite a more modest season with the New York Rangers, Halak could still serve as a dependable backup goaltender, possibly on a PTO. The Tampa Bay Lightning could be a potential landing spot for him.
Nick Ritchie: Despite a season with fewer scoring highlights, power forward Nick Ritchie's physical presence with 218 hits didn't go unnoticed. He's likely to secure a one-year deal and can make a significant impact as a gritty bottom-six forward.
Danton Heinen: Danton Heinen's recent performance might not have been stellar, but his past has shown promise as a serviceable third-liner. Anticipate him earning a PTO opportunity before the season starts, providing teams with a low-risk option for added depth.
Nick Holden: Once a rental pickup for the Bruins, defenseman Nick Holden has maintained a steady presence on the blue line. He's expected to attract interest from teams seeking experienced defensemen. Whether Holden decides to lace up for another season remains to be seen.
Anton Khudobin and John Moore: Two other former Bruins, Anton Khudobin and John Moore, are currently without contracts for the upcoming season. Khudobin might end up in the AHL if he signs, while Moore hasn't seen action since the 2021-22 season.
The anticipation is building as we await news of where these former Bruins players will land, as they continue their search for new homes before the puck drops for the new season.
Source: Thehockeywriters
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