The Bruins’ decision to start 18-year-old first-round pick David Pastrnak with Providence of the American Hockey League rather than keep him in the NHL or send him to his team in the Swedish Elite League is paying off.
Several published reports Tuesday had the Bruins signing one of their prospects to an entry-level deal.
And when the Bruins put out a press release, they had signed Seth Griffith, who the team drafted in the fifth round in 2012.
For the first time since Tuukka Rask led the Providence Bruins to the Eastern Conference finals in 2009, the P-Bruins are heading to the postseason after they topped Albany, 4-1, Friday night.
As business in the NHL slowly creeps along in light of the approaching lockout, the Bruins today took care of some more roster-building work by securing the services of what they hope will be one of their central building blocks year into the future.
The Bruins signed 2012 first-round draft pick Malcolm Subban to his entry-level three-year contract.
While more NHL-NHLPA negotiations wrapped up today (set to resume Aug. 22) and a lockout remains a real possibility, at least on team named Bruins in New England was able to tell us when they’ll be playing a game that counts this fall.
Boston’s AHL affiliate in Providence today released it’s 2012-13 scheduled along with the other AHL teams.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — It was time for the Bruins’ prospects to move beyond the team building and practicing and actually strut their stuff in a game atmosphere with score kept at Ristuccia Arena today.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli today made official a couple rumors that have dominated the world of Bruins news the last several days.
Tuukka Rask has signed a one-year deal for $3.5 million to stay with Boston, while Alexander Khokhlachev is going to play in the KHL next season.
Fresh off winning the OHL and CHL Defenseman of the Year awards, Bruins top prospect Dougie Hamilton now gets a chance to show the Bay State how much he’s improved since he was drafted eighth overall in 2011 and attending last year’s development and training camps.
A little earlier than in past summers the Bruins’ top prospects and some invitees will be in Wilmington, Mass. starting Thursday for the team’s annual development camp at Ristuccia Arena.
The camp will run through Monday July 2.
The second day of the draft saw the Bruins use five picks, including one acquired in a draft-day trade with Tampa Bay, to select would-be prospects in Pittsburgh today.
Headlining the group was Charlestown, Mass., native Matt Grzelcyk, whose father actually works on the bull gang at TD Garden.
For the first time since 2002, the Bruins have used their first-round pick on a goaltender.
If that wasn’t enough of a surprise tonight, he’s also the brother of hated Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban.
According to the official NHL draft order released by the league today, the Bruins will have five picks June 22-23 in Pittsburgh.
Their first pick is scheduled to be 24th overall in the first round.
The annual summer prospect exhibition that is Bruins Development Camp will commence June 28 and continue through July 2 at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington.
Although the roster has yet to be finalized, you can figure 2011 first-round pick Dougie Hamilton will probably be among the group of players on hand, which will include Boston’s 2012 draft picks from the draft June 22-23.
The Bruins drafted Dougie Hamilton ninth overall last June with designs on him developing into a franchise defenseman.
His rise to elite status continued this season with the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL, and today he was rewarded for his efforts. Hamilton was revealed as the winner of the Max Kaminsky Trophy, which goes to the OHL’s Most Outstanding Defenseman of the Year. Hamilton was third in the voting for the award last season.
With the Providence (AHL) Bruins finishing their season last weekend, Boston today summoned 10 players who will skate together in Providence and stay sharp as “Black Aces” should the parent club need them during the rest of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The players are: Andrew Bodnarchuk, Carter Camper, Craig Cunningham, Josh Hennessy, Lane MacDermid, Kevan Miller, Max Sauve, Ryan Spooner, David Warsofsky, Trent Whitfield.