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Old 07-11-2012, 04:39 PM
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Bruins Re-Sign Lane MacDermid; Sign Garnet Exelby

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, July 11, that the club has signed defenseman Garnet Exelby and forward Lane MacDermid to one-year, two-way contracts through the 2012-13 season. Exelby’s contract is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $130,000 at the AHL level over the course of the deal. MacDermid’s contract is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level.

Exelby, a 6’1”, 215-pound defenseman, spent the 2011-12 season with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins, after signing with the Detroit Red Wings as an unrestricted free agent on July 5, 2011. In 75 games, he recorded AHL career highs with seven goals, 14 assists and 21 points, and collected 177 penalty minutes with a plus-eight rating.

The 30-year-old is a veteran of 408 career NHL games with the Atlanta Thrashers and Toronto Maple Leafs, tallying seven goals and 43 assists for 50 points, along with 584 penalty minutes. For his AHL career, the defenseman has played in 280 games with Chicago, Rockford and Grand Rapids, tallying 16 goals and 34 assists for 50 points, along with 702 penalty minutes and a plus-18 rating.

Exelby spent the 2010-11 season with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs and signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks on November 26, 2010. He served as team captain and skated in 77 games, scoring three goals and adding 10 assists for 13 points, and collecting 128 penalty minutes. In 2009-10, he played in 51 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, after being traded by Atlanta with Colin Stuart in exchange for Pavel Kubina and Tim Stapleton on July 1, 2009. As a Maple Leaf, he recorded 1-3=4 totals and 73 penalty minutes.

From 2001-2009, Exelby skated for the Atlanta Thrashers’ organization, spending parts of two seasons from 2001-03 with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, before playing his first full NHL season in 2003-04. In 357 career games with Atlanta, the defenseman recorded six goals and 40 assists for 46 points, and 511 penalty minutes, becoming the longest-tenured defenseman with the club.

He recorded four assists and 49 penalty minutes in 25 playoff games with the Wolves in 2001-02, as they captured the first Calder Cup in team history by defeating the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Craik, Saskatchewan native was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the eighth round (217th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

MacDermid appeared in five games with Boston during the 2011-12 season, making his NHL debut on March 4 at the New York Rangers, where he earned his first NHL fighting major. The 22-year-old spent the majority of the season in Providence, recording four goals, 12 assists and 121 penalty minutes in 69 AHL games.

In 2010-11, the 6’3”, 205-pound forward registered 7-12=19 totals with 158 penalty minutes in a team-high 78 games with Providence. The 158 penalty minutes ranked third on the team. In his first professional season in 2009-10, MacDermid skated in 65 games for Providence, tallying two goals and three assists. He led the team with 155 penalty minutes, including 21 fighting majors, which ranked second among all AHL rookies.

MacDermid was selected by Boston in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to being drafted, the Sauble Beach, Ontario native spent three seasons of junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with Owen Sound and Windsor, accumulating 52 fighting majors and capturing a Memorial Cup in 2009 as a member of the Spitfires. His father, Paul MacDermid, is a veteran of 690 NHL games with the Hartford Whalers, Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals and Quebec Nordiques.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:43 PM
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Nice to see a hard-worker like Exelby get a contract.

As for MacDermid, hopefully he sees some more time with Boston this season.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:49 PM
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Im thinking young Lane will see some time with the big club this year;seeimg the Northeast Division has beefed up. Thought in his limited time,Lane provided a spark,hit everything in sight,and even had a good scrap with Rupp! Exelby,i really dont know much about,imagine he'll be a spare d-man,or maybe make the team of Hamilton falters.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:58 PM
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MacDermid surprised me fighting wise in the AHL last season. He did really good and I am glad the Bruins kept him. I am sure he will get a few games in the NHL and will do well too.

Exelby is a good leader for an AHL Team, I wish the Wings/Griffins would have kept him. Good hitter.
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Good to have MacDermid signed. I remember Exelby to be one who threw down ocassionaly.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:55 PM
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Exelby is a pretty decent middleweight. He has wins over the likes of Daniel Carcillo, Lyle Odelein and Matt Hendricks in his NHL career. He beat Zack Kassian in the AHL last season while playing for the Griffins. And I think people remember this KO he had against Gordie Dwyer:

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If Exelby is on the Bruins I could see him filling the same role Shane Hnidy did a few years back. A physical 6 or 7 depth defenseman who can add some grit to the game.
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there is one big problem in boston if exelby makes the bruins out of camp...he has no lateral movement and is slow as hell to boot.

he had issues keeping up with ahl forwards who shouldn't have been going around a veteran like exelby with such ease.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:42 PM
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It's highly unlikely Exelby is anything but an injury call up for the Bruins. He won't be in their top six.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:29 AM
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Really happy about both these signings. Lane is a beast, and is definitely deserving of another call-up. Exelby is a throwback, physical, stay-at-home defenseman that will do well mentoring the very young Providence blue line. He can scrap a bit too and I wouldn't mind seeing him as an injury call-up.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:53 AM
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I'm surprised Exelby was signed before showing what he could still do in camp. surely this is more of an AHL signing though. he wasn't THAT bad in TO imo, he was in a team that generally sucked too.
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Exelby is a pretty decent middleweight. He has wins over the likes of Daniel Carcillo, Lyle Odelein and Matt Hendricks in his NHL career. He beat Zack Kassian in the AHL last season while playing for the Griffins. And I think people remember this KO he had against Gordie Dwyer:

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Exelby never beat Carcillo.
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Exelby never beat Carcillo.
Oh christ, who cares...
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Exelby never beat Carcillo.
Although neither was much of a fight if I had to call a winner in the Exelby Carcillo matches it would not be Carcillo.
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Exelby never beat Carcillo.
As Carcillo never beat Exelby.....
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