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Bruins Player Opens Up About his Uncertain Future with the Team

Published March 18, 2024 at 6:45 PM

Bruins Player Matt Grzelcyk has been both anxious and thoughtful about his future playing alongside the Boston Bruins. As the player has no trade protection and his contract his coming to an end, Grzelcyk has recently opened up about the potential of losing the ability to continue to play for the highly coveted team, the Boston Bruins.

"Honestly, I was probably more nervous about it before the year," said Grzelcyk. "I didn't know how it was gonna play out. I've never been in this situation before — just to not really know what's going to happen next year. I guess you never really know, anything could happen, but just knowing this could be my last year, I would say I was a little bit anxious to see how it's gonna play out. But since the season started, honestly, I haven't really given it too much thought."

Grzelcyk has had a season of ups and downs, although ultimately having a better second half in 2023-2024. He has played 52 games this season, with 2 goals and 6 assists. The thirty year old defenseman has played throughout 8 consecutive years with the Bruins after his $14.75 million, 4 year contract extension following his first five in Boston. Grzelcyk has a career total of 434 games played with a single team in the NHL, where he accumulated 25 goals and 107 for 132 points. The possibility of his potential leave seems to be an emotional one, but Grzelcyk is no stranger to the sudden changing nature of the NHL.

"Being a Bruin, I don't take that lightly and it means the world to me," said Matt Grzelcyk about his season and how he approaches an uncertain future with the only NHL team he's ever played (and cheered) for.

The Charlestown, Massachusetts native was originally drafted back in the 2012 NHL draft in the third round. In April of 2016, Grzelcyk began his journey with Providence where he accumulated 6 goals and 26 assists in 70 games. H was quickly promoted to the NHL that same year in December after showing his physicality and prowess on the ice.

"When the deadline comes, yeah, that definitely creates a little bit of anxiety for me, personally. But no, it's been it's been pretty easy. Each and every game we go over our process you just think about those areas and just treat each game where I'm not trying to get too far ahead. It hasn't really been too bad this year."

source: boston
March 18   |   209 answers
Bruins Player Opens Up About his Uncertain Future with the Team

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