It sounds like the Bruins’ Providence (AHL) farm club, which has three games remaining in its season before packing up for the summer, will receive an infusion of more youth this weekend.
Several reports, including that of well-known prospects expert Kirk Luedeke, confirm that Bruins 2010 second-round draft picks Jared Knight and Ryan Spooner will be signing ATOs with the P-Bruins and will strap on the skates over the weekend.
Knight’s season with the London (OHL) Knights wrapped up with a six-game defeat in the first round of the playoffs. The 19-year-old tallied six points (four goals) in those six games after he racked up 70 points (25 goals) in 68 games during the regular season.
Spooner, 19, and his Kingston (OHL) team went out in five games in the playoffs. He finished with six points (four goals) in those games after his 81-point (35 goals) regular season for the Frontenacs and Peterborough Petes in 64 regular-season games.
While joining Providence now is not a guarantee they’ll be skating in the pros next season, it’s a great tool to jump start both players’ careers and allow them to hit the ground running at next season’s training camp.
Plus, it gives a nice dose of excitement to a Providence team that’s suffered through a disappointing, playoff-less season and plays two of its last three games at home.