AHL MVP Kenny Agostino heading to Boston

Photo: Ross Dettman

The Boston Bruins announced Saturday that the team has signed forward Kenny Agostino to a one-year, one-way contract worth $875,000; defenseman Paul Postma to a one-year, one-way contract worth $725,000; and forward Jordan Szwarz to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level.

Agostino was named the American Hockey League’s most valuable player in 2016-17 after posting 24 goals and 59 assists (led AHL) for 83 points (led AHL) in 65 games with the Chicago Wolves. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound forward added five goals and five assists in 10 postseason games. He also appeared in seven NHL games with the St. Louis Blues in 2016-17, tallying one goal and two assists.

Over his three-year professional career, the 25-year-old forward has appeared in 197 AHL games for Adirondack, Stockton and Chicago, tallying 62 goals and 121 assists for 183 points. He has also skated in 17 career NHL games, notching two goals and three assists for five points.

Prior to joining Calgary, Agostino played four years of collegiate hockey at Yale University from 2010-14, helping lead the Bulldogs to a national championship in 2013. The Morristown, N.J., native was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Postma appeared in 65 games with the Winnipeg Jets in 2016-17, recording one goal and 13 assists for a career-high 14 points with 15 penalty minutes and a plus-three rating.

Over his eight-year professional career, the 28-year-old defenseman has appeared in 191 NHL games for the Winnipeg/Atlanta organization, tallying 10 goals and 24 assists for 34 points. He has also skated in 226 career AHL games with Chicago, St. John’s and Manitoba, recording 49 goals and 96 assists for 145 points.

Postma, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound defenseman, was selected to play in the AHL All-Star Game in 2010-11 and 2011-12, and was also named to the AHL First All-Star Team following the 2011-12 season.

The Red Deer, Alta., native was originally selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Szwarz led the Providence Bruins in scoring in 2016-17 with 22 goals and 32 assists for 54 points with a plus-20 rating. The 6-foot, 196-pound forward added six goals and five assists for 11 points in 17 postseason games.

Szwarz has skated in 35 career NHL games, all with Arizona, posting four goals with 21 penalty minutes.

Over his six-year professional career, the 26-year-old forward has appeared in 312 AHL games for San Antonio, Portland, Springfield and Providence, tallying 69 goals and 97 assists for 166 points. He has worn a letter on four separate occasions – as alternate captain with Portland in 2012-13, as captain with Portland in 2013-14, as alternate captain with Springfield in 2015-16, and as alternate captain with Providence in 2016-17.

The Burlington, Ont., native was originally selected by Phoenix in the fourth round (97th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.