B's sign forwards Tardif, Hennessy

BOSTON -- The Bruins signed forward Jamie Tardif to a two-year contract and forward Josh Hennessy to a one-year contract, the team announced.

Both figure to spend most of their time at Providence of the American Hockey League.

Tardif is a 200-pound, 6-foot forward who has captained the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL for the last two-seasons. In

2010-11 season the 26-year-old tallied career highs in goals (27), assists (27) and points (54) in 77 games, with 81 penalty minutes. In five seasons with the Griffins, Tardif has 78-76--154 totals in 316 games.

Tardif was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round (112th overall) in the 2003 draft.

In the 2010-11 season, Hennessy, a 25-year-old native of Brockton, Mass., played for Swiss club HC Lugano, recording nine goals and 10 assists. He has skated in 20 career NHL games with the Ottawa Senators and registered one goal and four penalty minutes.

The 6-foot 198-pound Hennessy was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2003 draft.

The center was the AHL Rookie of the Year in 2003-04 season, leading the Cleveland Barons in goals (24) and assists (39) for 63 points in 80 games.