BOSTON — Pretty soon we might have to change the Bruins rookie winger’s name from Jordan Caron to Jordan Julien. There’s no doubt that if he could, Bruins head coach Claude Julien would adopt this kid.
Even when not asked directly about the 19-year-old, Julien gushes about the Caron.
“Well, I think the guys are getting a little familiar with each other, you know. I think the guy that I can’t say enough about is Jordan Caron,” Julien said when asked about his team’s penalty kill during the recent four-game winning streak, including tonight’s 4-1 win over Washington at TD Garden. “He had an outstanding game tonight but he has been so good on our penalty kill — smart plays and stripping guys and beating the shooting lane. Him and [Patrice Bergeron] now have formed a good pair.”
Here’s what Caron had to say after he scored a goal in the victory in his first regular-season home game.
Breaking in on the wing of a line centered by Bergeron, in addition to skating with Bergeron on the PK, obviously has benefited the teenager.
“It’s fun. It’s weird when you look at it because not too long ago I was a rookie,” said Bergeron. “So it’s kind of funny to see. He’s a good kid, he’s playing well and he deserves to be on the ice.”
No doubt he’ll be on the ice plenty as long as he keeps performing and Julien’s the coach. Julien might not even let him go home for the summer.