WILMINGTON, Mass. — The cloud of mystery hiding Boston Bruins prospect Yuri Alexandrov from observers outside the organization has been lifted this week during the club’s Third Annual Development Camp at Ristuccia Arena.
And so far the defenseman who the Bruins selected 37th pick overall in 2006 has fit right in with his fellow rookies during both hockey and power skating drills. He’s shown decent strength and mobility for a 6-foot, 185-pound 21-year-old. Today, with the help of skating instructor Victor Teleguine’s translation, Alexandrov also revealed his high expectations for his future.
“He has the same stick, same curve like (Detroit star Nicklas) Lidstrom. So the player he’s most like is Lidstrom, his favorite player,” Teleguine explained about Alexandrov’s response to a question about who he compares to in the NHL. (more…)