Photo: Selected second overall in 2010, forward Tyler Seguin is the highest drafted pick the Boston Bruins have made since they took Joe Thornton first overall in 1997. (courtesy of Robin Alam/Icon SMI)
The 2013 season did not end the way the Boston Bruins would have liked, but the 2013 NHL Draft will give the organization the ability to add some needed depth to their prospect ranks. The Bruins however will not be able to draft until 60th overall, as Boston moved its first round pick to Dallas, in the Jamoir Jagr trade.
Photo: Defenseman Torey Krug has been fantastic during the Boston Bruins playoff run, posting four goals and two assists through 11 games. (courtesy of Robin Alam/Icon SMI)
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: Forward Anthony Camara experienced a breakout season in 2012-13, managing 36 goals and 24 assists through 50 games. His 36 goals were more than he managed in his past three OHL seasons combined. (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)
Several Boston Bruins prospects had very strong 2012-13 seasons, particularly defenseman Dougie Hamilton, who spent the entire truncated NHL season with the big club. The towering blueliner showed a lot of positive signs in his development this year, but he still has a long way to go to become the player many think he can be. His work and talents have landed him and others on this seasons award winners.
Photo: Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk had a strong freshman year for Boston University, managing 23 points through 38 games. (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)
The Boston Bruins do not boast a large amount of prospects playing in Europe or college hockey, but there are some in the group that might be able to make a difference for the organization at some point in the near future.
Photo: Detroit’s signing of Western Michigan defenseman Dan DeKeyser has improved the team’s breakout and transition game (courtesy of Steven King/Icon SMI)
Below is the middle section of the Hockey's Future Spring NHL Team Rankings, the staff's ranking of each NHL team's system based on the strength of the entire prospect pool. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The ranking is done twice a year, with this edition being an update to the Fall ranking.