The Bruins announced the signings of veteran defenseman Nathan McIver and goaltender Nolan Schaefer on Monday. McIver, who has played in 36 NHL  games in his career, was given a two-year deal while Schaefer comes in on a one-year pact.
The 25-year-old McIver should serve as an option for organizational defensive depth, but after spending all of last season in the AHL, he likely won’t be a game-changer among the Bruins’ blueliners. He last played in the NHL  in 2008-2009, picking up one point (an assist) in 18 games for the Ducks. He also played 18 games between 2006 and 2008 for the Canucks. Last season with the Manitoba Moose, McIlver skated in 44 games, tallying five points and racking up 109 penalty minutes.
Schaefer, the younger brother of former Bruin Peter Schaefer, played in seven games in the 2005-2006 season with the Sharks, but bounced around the AHL before playing the last season with CSKA Moscow of the KHL. The now-30-year-old had a 2.66 goals against average in 22 games last season in the Russian league.
While playing for Providence College, Shaefer set the school record for saves by stopping 2,848 shots as a Friar in 99 games.