Here’s a look at the list for the Bruins’ 2010 development camp, which begins next Tuesday with off-ice testing and continues Wednesday, July 7, through Saturday (with fans welcome to watch on those days in Wilmington).
Bruins fans’ first chance to see Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin, widely expected to be the No. 2 overall pick at next week’s NHL Entry Draft, will be July 7 at Ristuccia Arena, as the Bruins will continue with their five-day development camp that day.
The Bruins have announced the signing of 2006 second-round pick Yuri Alexandrov to an entry-level contract. While the Bruins didn’t release the terms, it is widely believed to be a two-year deal.
With the 21-year-old Alexandrov in the fold after five years playing for his hometown team Cherepovets (now of the KHL), the Bruins have at least one blue-chip defense prospect that could challenge for a job this fall. Alexandrov’s only previous hint that he would eventually be part of the Bruins’ organization was his appearance at last summer’s development camp.
The Bruins announced that defenseman Matt Bartkowski has decided to relinquish his two years of remaining NCAA eligibility and sign an entry-level deal with the club.
Bartkowski, 21, was acquired at the trade deadline from Florida as part of the deal that brought Dennis Seidenberg to Boston. As a sophomore at Ohio State, the former Panthers seventh-round pick skated in 39 games and posted 6-12-18 totals. (more…)
When the Bruins acquired the rights to Matt Bartkowski from Florida along with Dennis Seidenberg on trade deadline day last month, the Ohio State sophomore first got the news from a friend.
He had slept in that day because he had no class. And no one could blame the 21-year-old for grabbing some extra rest because there are way too few student-athletes that also tackle a grueling major like engineering.
“I always wanted to do either architecture or engineering and found out architecture is an eight-year course, so I said, ‘well, I can’t do that one,’” Bartkowski told TheBruinsBlog.net earlier this week. “My dad’s an engineer and my uncle is, so it’s pretty much the path I was meant to take I guess.” (more…)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – ‘Do we still call you Jumbo Joe?’ Bruins prospect Joe Colborne was asked after the media scrum scattered following his pro hockey debut at Dunkin’ Donuts Center tonight.
“It’s up to you guys,” the 6-foot-5, 215-pound center said as he headed back into the Providence Bruins’ dressing room to bask in the glory of the club’s victory that he sparked with a pair of assists.
When Colborne was Boston’s first-round pick in 2008 he let slip that he shared a nickname with former Bruins center Joe Thornton. He’s worked for two years at Denver University to get even bigger. In his first game as a pro, Colborne came up huge for the P-Bruins in their 3-1 victory over Worcester, as were fellow debuting blue-chippers Max Sauve (2 goals) and Steve Kampfer. (more…)
When the Bruins selected him with the 16th pick overall in 2008, Joe Colborne talked about using the limited game schedule in NCAA hockey to work out and full in his frame.
Well, after two seasons at Denver, it seems “Jumbo Joe” has done just that. And so now he has decided to depart college life for the rigors of professional hockey and fulfill his lifelong dream.
“We just thought that with the weight that I’ve put on over the last two years, and with the strength I’ve added, I feel like for me personally it was the right step to continue improving and to hopefully get back to the organization and help them start winning games,” said Colborne today during a conference call. (more…)
The Bruins this morning announced the worst-kept secret in the organization, as former first-round picks Joe Colborne and Jordan Caron, plus goaltender Michael Hutchinson and defenseman Steve Kampfer were all signed to entry-level contracts.
The Providence Bruins announced that Colborne, Kampfer and forward Max Sauve, who signed with the Bruins last spring, will report tothe team. But Caron and Hutchinson are still alive in the QMJHL and OHL playoff, respectively.
General manager Peter Chiarelli and Colborne will offer their comments this evening. Check back later for more on these deals.
BOSTON — With 40 saves tonight at TD Garden, Ryan Miller showed again why he’s the probably Vezina Trophy winner this season.
Miller’s Buffalo Sabres left town with a 3-2 win, while Boston departed for New Jersey still just two points up on Atlanta, who did the Bruins a favor by losing to lowly Carolina. (more…)
The season is now over for Bruins 2008 first-round draft pick Joe Colborne, as his Denver Pioneers were upset Friday night by RIT in a first-round NCAA regional game at Albany, N.Y., last night. (more…)
WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins have returned forward Max Sauve to his junior club, Val d’Or of the QMJHL.
In three games, Sauve, Boston’s second-round pick in ’08, was the Bruins’ leading scorer with 1-2-3 totals. He was also a plus-2. Sauve, 19, showed impressive skill and improved strength and could wind up helping Providence (AHL) in the spring once his junior season is over.
Jeff LoVecchio and Jordan Knackstedt both scored goals but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Boston Bruins rookies from losing their third and final game at the tournament in Kitchener, Ontario, 3-2, to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Boston finished 2-1-0 in the event.
Goaltender Matt Dalton finished with 49 saves.
The Boston Bruins rookie team is proving adept at winning one-goal games at the tournament in Kitchener, Ontario.
Today the Bruins downed the Ottawa rookies, 4-3, to improve to 2-0 in the tournament. Goaltender Michael Hutchinson made 47 saves, while Jamie Arniel scored twice. (more…)
For those who missed it over the weekend, Chris Botta of Fanhouse had a great piece on Boston Bruins prospect Zach McKelvie, who the team signed as a free agent over the summer. McKelvie starred for Army before signing a one-year deal with Boston.
He still owes the Army a two-year commitment, although his commanding officer — as quoted in the story — has granted him one year to pursue his professional hockey dream. Beyond this season, there’s no telling what will happen. (more…)