Bruins let former Mooseheads captain hit free agency
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Former Halifax Mooseheads captain Andrew Bodnarchuk is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
The Hammonds Plains native did not receive a qualifying offer from the Boston Bruins this week according to ESPN.com, meaning the NHL club passed on an opportunity to keep his rights as a restricted free agent.
Bodnarchuk, 23, has spent four seasons under contract with the Bruins and played last season in the American Hockey League with the Providence Bruins. He had five goals and 12 assists for 17 points in 63 games.
He is third in Mooseheads franchise history in defense scoring with 123 career points.
Following is a roundup of NHL contract statuses of Nova Scotians and former Mooseheads:
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (x-must receive qualifying offer)
— F Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia * Mooseheads
— F James Sheppard, San Jose * Lower Sackville
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
— D Milan Jurcina, N.Y. Islanders * Mooseheads
— D Colin White, San Jose * New Glasgow
— D Andrew Bodnarchuk, Boston * Hammonds Plains/Mooseheads
— C Logan MacMillan, Calgary * Mooseheads
— G Marc Cheverie, Pittsburgh * Cole Harbour
— D Alexandre Picard, Pittsburgh * Mooseheads
— D Aaron Johnson, Columbus * Port Hawkesbury
— F Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh (2008-2013, $43.5m) * Cole Harbour
— F Brad Marchand, Boston(2011-2013, $5m) * Hammonds Plains/Mooseheads
— F Alex Tanguay, Calgary (2011-2016, $17.5m) * Mooseheads
— G Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Colorado (2011-2013, $2.5m) * Mooseheads
— F Jody Shelley, Philadelphia (2010-2013, $3.3m) * Yarmouth/Mooseheads
— D Andrew MacDonald, N.Y. Islanders (2010-2014, $2.2m) * Judique
— F Eric Boulton, New Jersey (2011-2013, $1.325m) * Middle Sackville
— G Joey MacDonald, Detroit (2011-2013, $1.1m) * Bayview, Pictou Co./Mooseheads
— F Andrew Gordon, Vancouver (2011-2013, $1.075m) * Porters Lake
— F Steven Anthony, Vancouver (2011-2014, $1.73m) * Halifax
— G Peter Delmas, Montreal (2011-2014, $1.825m) * Bedford/Mooseheads
— D Konrad Abeltshauser, San Jose (2012-2015, $1.9m) * Mooseheads