Jordan Caron, a restricted free agent with the Boston Bruins, has signed a one-year contract worth $600,000.
Bruins signed Jordan Caron. 1 year at $600 000. One way contract. #tvasports
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) July 16, 2014
The right winger had a pretty underwhelming season last year. In 35 regular season games played, he had one goal, two assists and a minus-8 rating. He also played seven playoff games where he recorded one goal and zero assists.
Despite his lack of success during the regular season, he did seem to up his game a bit during the playoff games he appeared in.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli made a qualifying offer to the former first round pick at the end of June.
Caron was the last of the restricted free agents on the team to receive a qualifying offer.
This happening on the last possible day makes one wonder if the franchise merely made the offer in order to retain the club rights that come with Restricted Free Agency, such as draft pick compensation and first right of refusal of offer sheets.
Many thought that it was the end of Caron on the Bruins roster, however Chiarelli made the one year deal and Caron accepted. The $600,000 is a pay cut after receiving $640,000 last year. Not only a pay cut, but this also represents a decision to leave money on the table.
This could potentially affect any future trade involving Caron.