Chris Kelly last played for the Boston Bruins in November 2015, with his last action on the ice resulting in a broken femur that required a 6-8 month recovery. Since then, he’s had a complicated path that has seen him return to the Ottawa Senators, play for their AHL affiliate, sign a PTO for the Edmonton Oilers during the Chiarelli tenure, play for Team Canada for the Spengler Cup, captain Team Canada to a bronze medal in the 2018 Olympics, finish out the spring of 2018 with the Anaheim Ducks, and then return to Ottawa as a development coach for the 2018-19 season. Now, he’s back.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 18, 2019
With the Bruins being one win away from the Stanley Cup last year and the youth being a big part of that, it’s no wonder that the Bruins would be looking for someone with player development experience, as well as leadership, to bring on board to give them an edge.
I only wonder if he will compare some notes with Sean Kuraly regarding cages and fishbowls and who wore which better.