Boston signs Breen

The Boston Bruins, parent club of the AHL’s Providence Bruins, announced that the team has signed defenseman Chris Breen to a one-year, two-way contract.

Breen appeared in nine games for Calgary in the 2013-14 campaign, posting two assists with a plus-one rating and five penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut with the Flames on Oct. 22, 2013, at Phoenix.

The 25-year-old blueliner played the majority of his first four pro seasons for Calgary’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat, where he appeared in 245 games. During his time with the Heat the 6-foot-7, 224-pound defenseman posted nine goals and 21 assists with 172 penalty minutes.

A native of Uxbridge, Ont., Breen originally signed as a free agent with Calgary on May 30, 2010.