Here are the latest moves by the Bruins, and other moves that affect the club:
Sunday, July 1
The Bruins made their slew of moves on Sunday, the first day of free agency, official with a news release. In addition to picking up Chris Wagner, Jarsolav Halak, Joakim Nordstrom, and John Moore, the club also added defenseman Cody Goloubef, forward Mark McNeill, and defenseman Axel Andersson.
Goloubef and McNeill each signed one-year, two-way contracts with cap hits of $650,000. Andersson inked a three-year entry-level contract with an annual cap hit of $825,833.
The Columbus Blue Jackets signed former Bruin Riley Nash to an $8.25 million, three-year deal to replenish some of the depth they lost when Matt Calvert signed with Colorado.
The 29-year-old center had a career-high 41 points last season with Boston. He'll count $2.75 million against the salary cap in Columbus.
After striking out on John Tavares, Boston followed through with its plan to bring more size to the left side of its defense.
The Bruins gave a five-year deal worth $2.75 million per season to defenseman John Moore.
A 27-year-old, left-shot blueliner, Moore (6 feet 2 inches, 210 pounds) spent the last three seasons in New Jersey. He scored seven goals with 11 assists in 81 games last year, averaging just over 20 minutes of ice time. He threw 135 hits and blocked 105 shots.
Moore, from Winnetka, Ill., was a first-round (21st overall) draft pick by Columbus in 2009, and played for the Blue Jackets, New York Rangers, and Arizona Coyotes before signing with the Devils in 2015.
Moore’s grandfather is from Dorchester. Moore called playing for Boston a “dream come true.”
The much-awaited decision of coveted free agent John Tavares, who met with the Bruins last week, among other teams, came down as he agreed to a seven-year, $77 million deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Bruins signed Joakim Nordstrom to a two-year deal with an annual cap hit of $1 million.
Nordstrom, a versatile bottom-six left-shot center/wing, heads to Boston after three seasons in Carolina. He spent the first two years of his career with Chicago. Last season, Nordstrom averaged 10:34 of ice time en route to a 2-5—7 line over 75 games.
The Bruins signed Jarsolav Halak to be their new backup goalie, replacing Anton Khudobin, who likewise found a new NHL home.
Halak’s deal is for two years and a annual cap hit of $2.75 million.
Halak, 33, filled a No. 1 role last year with the Islanders, posting a 20-26-6 record and a .908 save percentage. Halak is well known to fellow Slovak, and Bruins captain, Zdeno Chara.
Khudobin signed a two-year, $5 million deal with the Dallas Stars as the likely backup to Ben Bishop.
Anton Khudobin lives in Siberia and just addressed media by phone. It's 1:30 in the morning over there, and he just finished watching Russia beat Spain in world cup, said speaking to Radulov helped his decision to come to Dallas.— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) July 1, 2018
Halak, originally a Montreal draft pick, played the last four seasons on Long Island, where he was paid an average $4.5 million per season.
The Bruins will be Halak’s fifth NHL team.
Saturday, June 30
The Bruins signed Islander free agent Chris Wagner, a Walpole native who can play both center and wing, to a two-year deal with an annual cap hit of $1.25 million.
Wagner lives in the Seaport in the offseason. Guess he can make that a full-time residence.
The Bruins were expected to lose Tim Schaller (LW) as an unrestricted free agent.
Schaller landed in Vancouver on a two-year deal at $1.9 million per year.
Material from The Associated Press was used in this report. Rachel G. Bowers of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Kevin Paul Dupont can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeKPD.