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Bruins sign Caron — one year, $600,000

Jul 16, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

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Forward Jordan Caron has agreed to a one-year, one-way contract worth $600,000 with the Boston Bruins, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.

Caron played 35 games for the B’s in 2013-14, scoring once with two assists. The 23-year-old was a restricted free agent on a Boston team with no shortage of those.

RFAs still to sign for Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli — Torey Krug, Reilly Smith, and Justin Florek.

Related: B’s sign Bartkowski — one year, $1.25 million

  1. drewsylvania - Jul 16, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    Man, forgot about Florek. We can’t keep ‘em all.

    • drewsylvania - Jul 16, 2014 at 5:47 PM

      Not sure what hidden meaning you groupthinking downthumbers have come up with this time.

  2. ironyisadeadscene - Jul 16, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Dear god …why? He shouldn’t play….it didn’t work out

  3. zjvieira - Jul 16, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    What a waste of money

  4. charastein - Jul 16, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    600,000 for Caron?

    The Chia Pet needs to be drug tested! Caron can’t hang and has had how many chances????

  5. drewsylvania - Jul 16, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    $600,000 is nothing.

    • matt14gg - Jul 17, 2014 at 6:41 AM

      It’s not the money, it’s the fact that the kid can’t play. The Bruins are just having a very difficult admitting a mistake on this former first round pick.

  6. govtminion - Jul 16, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    I know it’s only $600K, but that’s money and cap space they could have used to make breathing room for someone else. Caron has been awful in Boston, no idea what Chiarelli was thinking here unless it’s part of a deal to trade him. He sees something in Caron that apparently no one else does, for sure.

  7. tommy4000 - Jul 16, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    He didnt develop. Cut your losses and move on. We have plenty of youngsters ready to move up. Lets give them a chance.

  8. soj83 - Jul 16, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    League minimum for a 13th forward, who is a solid penalty killer, a digger in the corners and front of the net, and isn’t afraid to drop the gloves with middle weights isn’t a bad move at all. If he played regular minutes every game no one would have a problem with him, but some fans want him to be a 20 goal scorer while only playing 6 minutes in half the games. Injuries will happen, and with the cap you need the cheapest options that you trust. I remember his rookie year, when everyone was happy with his overall game, and then Savard came back and he lost his roster spot. That was 4 seasons ago and he is only 23, even if he doesn’t become a great goal scorer he will still be a good 13th forward, or maybe a bottom 6, grinding/defensive forward.

    For those that want Khokhlachev, Spooner, or Fraser in his spot, think of it this way, would you rather give up more cap space for 1 of them to sit the bench, because at least 1 of them will be the odd man out until an injury or 2 happen. I would rather the 1 or 2 of them that don’t crack the starting 12 developing while playing top line minutes in the minors, and a guy like Caron sitting as the 13th forward.

    • matt14gg - Jul 17, 2014 at 6:51 AM

      Excuse me…when exactly has Jordan Caron ever “dropped the gloves”? He just finished his fourth season in the NHL and he has exactly TWO fights. And he got drummed in each of them.

      The bottom line is the guy is a former first round pick who CAN’T PLAY! If you actually watch him play it’s clear he has no idea what he wants to be. In the sports vernacular he has all the tools and no tool box. He needs to commit to a certain style of play, but even four years in he can’t figure it out. It’s time to move on.

  9. meane56 - Jul 16, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    This is essentially a sign & trade. I would expect an AHL caliber player that may be underachieving just like Jordan for another team to come back in return.

    From July 1st: “I think he can be a full-time player,” Chiarelli said. “I’ve gotten a couple calls on him today and I have talked to him about this. It may be that it is time for him to get a chance with another team. As I said at the draft, I’ve talked to a few teams about him and Jordan wants to stay in Boston, but he would welcome another opportunity also. So I will continue to explore those.”

  10. charastein - Jul 16, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Keep exploring Chia!

  11. mpops86 - Jul 16, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Caron is the worst professional athlete in Boston. Horrible decision.

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