Bruins Add Irwin

By Tyler Hetu

General Manager Don Sweeney announced on Friday (July 10th) that the Boston Bruins have added defenseman Matt Irwin to a one year contract worth $800,000 through the 2015-16 season.

Irwin manned the blue-line for the San Jose Sharks last year, tallying eight goals and 19 points with a plus/minus of +3. Over his three seasons in San Jose, he played 13 postseason games posting two points in those games.

Irwin also played four seasons an hour away in Worcester for the Worcester Sharks, piling up 88 points since 2009. Before his professional career started, he played for the University of Massachusetts where he tallied 42 points in two seasons.

Irwin is the fourth free agent signed under Sweeney, and the first defenseman to be signed through free agency this year.

About Tyler Hetu

is a Sophomore at Lasell College (Laser Pride) and has been doing amateur sports writing since 2013. A native of Woonsocket, RI, he has spent his time covering the Colorado Avalanche and the Boston Red Sox, contributing to his blog 'Section 2 Sports'. Tyler has been playing baseball for nearly 15 years, playing at colleges all over the eastern coast. Tyler is a die hard Avalanche fan, and also follows the Atlanta Falcons, the Oklahoma Sooners, and the Boston Red Sox. You can find Tyler on twitter @hetweetssports
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