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Bruins Jeremy Swayman saves season setting himself for a huge payday

Published May 15, 2024 at 8:37

With the series on the line and the Bruins looking to get back into the series, Head coach Jim Montgomery kept his goalie choice the same throughout the playoffs and put Jermey Swayman and he delivered on the road with a giant 2-1 win in Florida. Swayman knows that he will be in for a big pay day no matter what happens this playoff.

The Bruins have some major decisions to make this offseason when it comes to their goalies, as they hold two great ones on the roster but have a couple that are ready to make to jump into the NHL shortly.

Swayman is coming off his final year of his deal which holds a cap hit of 3.4 million. He will be a restricted free agent who holds arbitration rights which could be costly for the Bruins. The going rate for great goalies seems north of 5 to 6 million per season which complicates things as they also have Linus Ullmark who still has one year remaining at 5 million AAV and holds a modified no trade clause.

The Bruins also hold Brandon Bussi who plays in Providence who will be pushing to make the NHL next season who will hold arbitration rights. With another young prospect goalie and an established Swayman in these playoffs, it's likely GM Don Sweeney may entertain moving Ullmark possibly at the draft or in the summer where the cap doesn't apply and he could cast a wider net to see if someone would be a buyer.

The free agent market for goalies is very thin so this would bode well for Sweeney, It will be a fascinating offseason but for now the Bruins are still in it and Swayman is looking to steal another going home for Game 6.
May 15   |   115 answers
Bruins Jeremy Swayman saves season setting himself for a huge payday

How much will the Bruins pay for Jermey Swayman in his next contract per season?

3.5 million54.3 %
4 million76.1 %
5 million4135.7 %
Over 5 million6253.9 %
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