The American version of Fabian Brunnstrom has apparently found a home. According to Kevin Dupont of the Boston Globe, 21-year old Blake Wheeler will sign a two-year deal with the Bruins as of July 1. The former No. 5 overall selection by the Phoenix as a high schooler in 2004, was declared a free agent after he could not come to terms with the Coyotes. The Bruins are hoping that the 6'4 power forward won't spend too much time down in Providence and can add to the growing youth crop in Beantown.
"Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli, reached via email, wrote that he was pleased that Wheelers chose the Bruins. "Of course, ‘’ added Chiarelli, "we can’t sign him until July 1, but we look forward to getting him in the mix. Any time you can get a young player of Blake’s caliber with that blend of size and skill, you are very fortunate.’’