The Boston Bruins have not been afraid to acquire prospects, whether by draft or trade. Love it or hate it, the Tyler Seguin trade gave the Bruins even more depth in their minor league system. Reilly Smith is currently in the NHL while Matt Fraser and Joe Morrow are considered to be close to NHL ready and valuable commodities.
Part 2 of the Hockey’s Future ECAC season preview takes a look at the six Ivy League teams. This season, the Ivy League features 22 NHL prospects representing four of the six member schools. Harvard leads with nine prospects, followed by Cornell with seven. Dartmouth and Princeton are the two Ivy League teams that do not have a prospect on their roster this season.
The Boston Bruins had several players step up and have big post-seasons, but none have made a greater impact than Torey Krug. With multiple injuries to the Boston Blue line, the Bruins called upon the likes of Dougie Hamilton, Matt Bartkowski, and Krug to fill the void. When Dennis Seidenberg and Andrew Ference returned however, Krug remained.
Photo: Nick D’Agostino (PIT) is a steady, two-way defenseman entering his third season with Cornell. (Photo courtesy of Ian Altenbaugh/HF)
Part two of Hockey’s Future’s ECAC Preview takes a look at the six Ivy League schools, whose 2011-12 regular seasons get underway this weekend. Part one can be found here.
The reigning Ivy League and ECAC Tournament champions will look to successfully defend their crowns when they open their 2011-12 season on October 28th facing off against Princeton in the Ivy Shootout in Hanover, NH.
Last season, Yale was one of the nation’s most prolific and well-balanced teams. The Bulldogs (aka Elis) were one of only two teams (North Dakota was the other) in the nation that averaged more than four goals per game. The 151 totals that they scored ranked third in the nation. With the exception of defenseman Gus Young (COL), every skater on the team’s roster posted at least one goal last season.