Your first chance to sneak an up-close peek at this year’s Bruins draft picks comes at the team’s annual development camp, which the team announced will start next Thursday at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington.
The Bruins new they wanted to add at least one goaltender at this year’s draft, and they used their last pick to select one from the Finnish Junior League.
The Bruins in the sixth round of today’s NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, Minn., selected goaltender Lars Volden with the 181st pick overall.
Volden, who’ll turn 19 in a month, had a .907 save percentage and 2.76 goals-against average in 24 games for the Blues Jr. club last season. He’s a native of Norway, but I’m sure he’s picked up enough Finnish to chat with Tuukka Rask this training camp.
He stands at 6-foot-3, 198 pounds. He once made this save:
That’s one Rask and Tim Thomas would be impressed by.
The Bruins continued to stock up on intelligent prospects in the fifth round.
The Bruins obviously hold academics in high regard when it comes to the draft.
Fans of the fight game will love the Bruins’ third-round pick at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, Minn., today.
Only twice previously in the reign of Peter Chiarelli as GM of the Bruins has the club used a draft pick on a Russian player.
Today in the second round they drafted their third Russian, and luckily he has a nickname.
The Bruins today signed prospect Ryan Button to a standard three-year entry-level contract.
Forward Tyler Randell, fresh off his fourth season in the OHL, signed his three-year entry-level contract with the Bruins today. Randell was a sixth-round pick in 2009.
This season, he scored 20 goals in 68 games. At 6-foot-1, 197 pounds, Randell should be able to throw his weight around with the Providence (AHL) farm club next season.
The Reading Royals, the Bruins’ ECHL affiliate, are headed to the second round of their playoffs thanks to another fantastic performance by goaltender Matt Dalton.
The Bruins today made official what was reported by several outlets earlier this week: they have signed free agent Carter Camper out of Miami University.
Various reports say the Bruins have signed collegiate free agent Carter Camper out of Miami University.
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.
The news came down from Providence (AHL) head coach Rob Murray that defenseman Boris Valabik is going to miss the rest of this season with an injury.
Good thing the P-Bruins continued to import young defensemen today.
Many, including this writer, doubt that defenseman David Warsofsky has a future in the NHL because of his lack of size.
Well we’ll all get a chance to find out how he adapts to the pro game a little early because Warsofsky today reportedly signed with the Bruins.
It continues to pay off to attend Bruins development camp, even if you’re not a highly touted draft pick.