Bruins re-sign D Steven Kampfer to two-year deal

Bruins re-sign D Steven Kampfer to two-year deal

Boston Bruins defenseman Steven Kampfer warms up before an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins announced that they've re-signed defenseman Steven Kampfer to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $800,000.

The move keeps the 30-year-old blueliner in Boston through the 2020-21 season.

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Kampfer served as a depth piece on the Boston defense last season, battling with John Moore and Connor Clifton for playing time when injuries forced Kevan Miller out of the lineup throughout the year.

Kampfer played in three playoff games in Boston's run to the Stanley Cup Final, opening the scoring in the Eastern Conference Finals with his lone goal of the postseason.

In his second stint with the Bruins, Kampfer was one of three unrestricted free agents from this year's squad. Marcus Johansson – acquired at the trade deadline from New Jersey – and Noel Acciari account for the other two UFAs from Boston.

The Bruins also have two other defensemen they'll look to ink to extensions this offseason: Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo. Both are restricted free agents – along with forward Danton Heinen.

Kampfer will enter his eighth NHL season in the fall.