Found June 12, 2012 on New England Sports React:












Kelly scored a career high 20 goals last season.

ESPN reported this morning that the Boston Bruins have re-signed forwards Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell.  Both players are extremely important to the team and solidify the bottom two center positions.  Both were set to be free agents on July 1, but fortunately the Bruins did not let it get that far.  This is an excellent move on the part of Bruins management and will ensure that the Bruins depth will remain strong for years to come.  Kelly is coming off his best season as a pro with 20 goals and 19 assists.  He has been signed to a four year deal worth 12 million dollars.  He will be the third line center for the next four years and is a very important piece to the championship puzzle.  Campbell has been signed to a three year deal worth about 4.8 million dollars, and he will play on the fourth line with Shawn Thornton and most likely Daniel Paille.  This is a step in the right direction for the Bruins who hope to rebound next year after a first round playoff exit this season.

- Jonathan Duncan


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