Photo: Last year’s NCAA Top Collegiate Goalie, Zane McIntyre graduated to the AHL’s Providence Bruins this fall for his professional rookie season. (Courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)
With the Boston Bruins finishing just two points out of a playoff spot last year, Peter Chiarelli leaving Boston for the Edmonton Oilers, and long-time Bruin and fan favorite Milan Lucic being traded to the Los Angeles Kings in the offseason, many experts pegged the Bruins as a rebuilding team. Incoming General Manager Don Sweeney adamantly disagreed—despite the fact the team had three first-round picks on draft day. Read more»
Photo: Washington Capitals defensive prospect Madison Bowey received some playing time with the NHL club during the 2015 NHL preseason, but will start his pro career in the AHL with the Hershey Bears (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The American Hockey League has switched its conference format for the 2015-16 season as there are now two divisions in each conference. In the Eastern Conference, it’s now the Atlantic and North Divisions – with the Manchester Monarchs, Worcester Sharks and Norfolk Admirals no longer AHL franchises. All three have re-located west as the league has added five teams in California as part of the AHL’s western expansion. Read more»
Photo: Forward Anthony Camara has struggled to produce consistent offense this season, with three goals and three assists in 31 AHL games. (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)
The Boston Bruins have had their share of problems developing prospects in their system over the past few seasons, but multiple Bruins prospects are pounding on the door to at the AHL level in Providence.
Photo: Defenseman Zach Trotman was recently recalled to the NHL from the Providence Bruins. Trotman was seventh round pick from the 2010 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)
The Boston Bruins strength at the NHL level has always been down the middle and that is no different in their prospect system. The Bruins helped filled out some issues on the wing during the 2014 NHL Draft this past summer with first round pick David Pastrnak, but still remain thin along the boards.
Photo: Forward Justin Florek should push for a regular spot on the Boston Bruins NHL in 2014-15. Florek was selected in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Draft. (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon Sportswire)
With not much salary cap space to spare, the Boston Bruins could have several top prospects compete and come away with NHL roster spots by the end of training camp.