Bruins add Gaunce, Lagace, Didier

The Boston Bruins have signed forward Brendan Gaunce and goaltender Maxime Lagace to two-way contracts.

In addition, the Providence Bruins have signed defenseman Josiah Didier to a one-year AHL deal.

Gaunce, 26, joins the Bruins after spending his entire career with the Vancouver organization. The Canucks’ first-round choice (26th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft, Gaunce has played 117 NHL games with Vancouver, recording six goals and nine assists for 15 points. In 189 AHL contests with Utica, he has registered 48 goals and 63 assists for 111 points.

Last season, Gaunce tallied 16 goals and 22 assists for 38 points, tying his career high. He added one goal and two assists in three games with the Canucks.

A native of Sudbury, Ont., Gaunce reached the Calder Cup Finals with Utica as a rookie in 2015.

Lagace, 26, was 16-10-6 in 33 appearances with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves in 2018-19, posting a .914 save percentage and ranking sixth in the league with a 2.43 goals-against average. He also made three postseason appearances for the Wolves during their run to the Calder Cup Finals, and on May 25 became the first goaltender in AHL playoff history to be credited with scoring a goal.

Lagace has appeared in 125 AHL games with Chicago and Texas, going 60-37-14 with a 2.91 GAA, a .905 save percentage and three shutouts.

Lagace has also played 17 games in the NHL with Vegas (6-8-1, 3.92, .868), including one in 2018-19.

Didier, 26, won a Calder Cup championship with Charlotte in 2018-19, posting two goals and eight assists in 41 regular-season games and adding four helpers in 19 playoff contests.

The native of Littleton, Colo., has totaled eight goals and 25 assists for 33 points in 195 career AHL games with Charlotte, St. John’s and Hamilton.