|Bruins sign Riley Nash, Tim Schaller, re-sign Tommy Cross, Tyler Randell||07.01.16 at 5:47 pm ET|
In addition to the signings of David Backes, John-Michael Liles and Anton Khudobin, the Bruins announced Friday that they had agreed to contracts with forwards Riley Nash and Tim Schaller while also re-signing defenseman Tommy Cross and forward Tyler Randell.
Nash’s deal is a two-year pact worth $900,000 annually. Originally taken 21st overall by the Oilers, the now 27-year-old center has played all 242 games of his NHL career with the Hurricanes. Last season, he scored nine goals and added 13 assists for 22 points in 64 games.
Cross, Randell and Schaller all received one-year, two-way deals worth $600,000 at the NHL level. The 35th overall pick in the 2007 draft, Cross played the first three NHL games of his career last season and also captained the Providence Bruins.
As for Randell, the feisty winger enjoyed a hilariously strong and definitely unrepeatable 33.33 percent shooting percentage last season over his 27 games, as six of the 18 shots on goal with which he was credited went in the net. He figures to push for a job similar to the one he had last season as a fringe fourth-liner/extra forward on the NHL roster.
Schaller, 25, played 17 games for the Sabres last season, scoring one goal and adding two assists for three points. In 35 career NHL games, Schaller has two goals, three assists and five points.
|Tyler Randell’s push to NHL could push Max Talbot off Bruins roster||10.06.15 at 2:36 pm ET|
Tyler Randell’s good news was Max Talbot’s bad news this week. Now both players await more clarity on their respective situations.
Having gone unclaimed on waivers on waivers, the 31-year-old Talbot is still with the Bruins, having practiced on Tuesday with the team before learning that another team hadn’t picked him up. With Talbot still on Boston’s roster, the B’s have the maximum of 23 players ahead of Tuesday’s 5 p.m. deadline, though he could be removed from the roster once Zdeno Chara is ready to play. That means that Randell, an enforcer who scored 11 goals for Providence last season, appears to have made Boston’s roster for the time being.
It isn’t clear when Chara will be ready and it’s not clear whether Talbot will be sent to Providence. Talbot said that he’ll do whatever the Bruins ask him to — including play in the AHL — but for now he is staying positive as he waits for answers.
“As people know me, I’ve always got the glass half-full type of mentality and I’m not going to change,” Talbot said after practicing with the Bruins Tuesday. “I’ve still got a beautiful wife, a healthy kid at home and expecting a second one. I’m playing hockey here for a living, so I’ve got that going for me. That’s pretty important in life.
“As for the situation, I’m here. It’s about having a good attitude, coming here and being a good teammate. That’s what I’m planning on doing.”
Talbot entered camp as one of many players pushing for a fourth-line job. The emergence of Joonas Kemppainen, who could very well be the team’s fourth-line center, hurt his chances. It appears the Bruins are set to play Zac Rinaldo or Randell on Kemppainen’s right, with Chris Kelly serving as the fourth-line left wing.
“You don’t come into camp thinking about [losing a job], but as the camp got going and you saw guys playing well — Kemppainen and Randell and Zac coming in here — you’re no fool,” Talbot said. ‘You look around and you know the situation and what’s going on. Like I said, it’s not something I was planning on, obviously, but it’s in the situation I’m in right now.”
|Bruins make six cuts from training camp||09.18.13 at 4:52 pm ET|
There were no surprises as the Bruins made their first round of cuts Wednesday, as camp invites Scott Campbell, Jack Downing, Steven Spinell and Ben Youds will head to Providence training camp. Tyler Randell and Adam Morrison have also been assigned to Providence.
With those cuts made, the group of players in camp is still pretty big and will remain split into two groups. Here’s the total roster for now:
Forwards: Patrice Bergeron, Carter Camper, Jordan Caron, Loui Eriksson, Justin Florek, Seth Griffith, Chris Kelly, Alexander Khokhlachev, Jared Knight, Matt Lindblad, Brad Marchand, Bobby Robins, Reilly Smith, Anthony Camara, Gregory Campbell, Craig Cunningham, Alex Fallstrom, Rob Flick, Matt Fraser, Jarome Iginla, Nick Johnson, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Daniel Paille, Carl SÃ¶derberg, Ryan Spooner, Shawn Thornton
Defensemen: Johnny Boychuk, Chris Casto, Dougie Hamilton, Mike Moore, Joe Morrow, Dennis Seidenberg, David Warsofsky, Matt Bartkowski, Zdeno Chara, Tommy Cross, Torey Krug, Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller, Zach Trotman,
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|Bruins release six from camp||09.21.11 at 12:44 pm ET|
WILMINGTON — The Bruins have made their first round of cuts from main camp, as they announced Wednesday that Anthony Camara, Tyler Randell, Yannick Riendeau, Stefan Chaput, Calle Ridderwall and Kyle MacKinnon. All but Camara will head to Providence, while Camara will return to the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL.
|Bruins prospects used to fighting… each other||07.07.11 at 6:26 pm ET|
WILMINGTON — Some of the forwards at this week’s Bruins development camp could end up fighting for a spot on the Stanley Cup champions’ opening night roster. For some of the OHL players in town, the fight is nothing new. They’ve already fought each other.
The Bruins have some experienced dancers in camp in 2011 third-round pick Anthony Camara and 2009 sixth-rounder Tyler Randell. The two one another, as they are from the same area in Ontario and work out together back home. Before they knew they’d be in the same organization, they also knew each other from another experience, and it did not involve gloves.
The two squared off back on Jan. 15, when Randell’s Kitchener Rangers were playing Camara’s Saginaw Spirit. They dropped the gloves in the Kitchener zone in a fast-paced, spirited (no pun intended) bout.
“That was a bit of a weird fight,” Randell recalled Thursday. “We squared off. One of my teammates ended up tripping him up, so finally we got together and went down pretty quick.”
Camara wasn’t the only in-house dance partner of Randell, as the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Randell fought a rather unlikely opponent on Nov. 15 in right-wing prospect and 2010 32nd overall pick Jared Knight. There are certainly no hard feelings between any of the three players, and Knight and Randell actually sit next to each other in the Wilmington dressing room. Having their conversation interrupted with a question about the time they fought was something they didn’t mind.
“It was my only fight of the year, and it was against a heavyweight like him,” Knight said, slapping Randell on the back.
Halfway through the third period of a game in which Kitchener was crushing Knight’s London Knights by a 7-1 score, Knight gave Randell a little something along the half wall, and when Randell came back seconds later, the gloves came off.
“It was [7-1]. I didn’t really realize it was him,” Knight recalled with a grin. “I gave him a cross-check to the face, I think. He didn’t like it, so I dropped my gloves, he dropped his gloves and it wasn’t a very long fight. ‘¦ It was [7-1], and there was probably no reason to fight, but I did it.”
Any past bouts between prospects are long forgotten by now, and if anything, they’re a good conversation piece for the players. Knight and Randell said they chatted with one another from the penalty box after their fight, and on Tuesday they laughed about the lack of actual punches exchanged.
“We know our role, and we know what we have to do,” Randell, who got in 21 scraps in the OHL last year, said. “You could be great friends or you can hate each other, and you still do the same job on the ice. When you’re off the ice, it’s a whole different world.”
|Tyler Randell signs entry-level deal with Bruins||04.17.11 at 11:51 pm ET|
For the second time since the summer, the Bruins have inked a 6-foot-1 teenager from Brampton, Ontario named Tyler. The team announced Sunday that they have signed 2009 sixth-rounder Tyler Randell to an entry-level deal.
Randell, 19, played in the oHL from 2007 until this past season. In 2010-11, is second season with the Kitchener Rangers, the winger scored a career-high 20 goals. His 32 points and 160 penalty minutes were also personal bests.