A year ago, Jack Studnicka soaked it all in. One of the top prospects for the Boston Bruins watched first-hand as his team advanced all the way to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. Studnicka very well could be getting the same experience this summer, although in a very different form.
Should the 2019-20 NHL season resume this summer, Jack Studnicka is expected to be one of the ‘Black Aces’ for the Bruins. He addressed that potential situation on Tuesday via Zoom. Studnicka was the latest Bruins player to take part in the club’s online ‘Town Hall’ series.
“I haven’t heard much on that topic,” Studnicka said. “Obviously see the rumors on social media or whatever. But I would love for a scenario like that to play out and hopefully the NHL comes back and I’m able to be a part of that. That would definitely be something that I would be looking forward to.”
Studnicka officially went pro last spring following the conclussion of his junior career. He joined the Providence Bruins for four Calder Cup Playoff games before the team was eliminated. He then joined the Bruins for their run to the Stanley Cup Final.
“Last year I went through the experience,” Studnicka continued. “To see that type of competition first-hand, live, was unbelievable. It was such a good playoff with an unfortunate ending, but this time around hopefully we come out on the other side.
“I think I’ve had a good year down in Providence where I’ve kind of proved that I’m able to contribute to help the organization win. And whether they decide that’s as a Black Ace or playing, that’s for them to decide. But I’m going to be ready. I feel ready and just willing to do whatever they ask when the time comes.”