Booth signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Bruins on Wednesday. Booth spent the majority of the 2019-20 season in the ECHL, and only appeared in one game with AHL Charlotte, but the Bruins evidently believe the 23-year-old backstop is capable of being an AHL regular. Still, it would take extraordinary circumstances for Booth to earn a call-up to the big club in 2020-21.
According to Sara Civian of The Athletic, The Hurricanes aren't going to send Booth a qualifying offer, which means he'll become an unrestricted free agent Friday. Booth spent the majority of the 2019-20 campaign in the ECHL, appearing in nine games with the Atlanta Gladiators, and only managed to get into one game with AHL Charlotte, so this move was expected. The 2015 fourth-round pick could have trouble landing a new contract for the 2020-21 campaign in North America.
Booth was assigned to the ECHL's Reading Royals on Wednesday. After Scott Darling was demoted to AHL Charlotte last week, the Checkers suddenly had a surplus of goaltenders on the roster, so they decided to give the 21-year-old Booth an opportunity to get more playing time with their ECHL affiliate. Booth had been playing well this year with the Checkers, posting a 4-1-0 record along with a 1.89 GAA and .924 save percentage, but he's still too far down the Canes' depth chart to be worthy of any fantasy attention right now.