The Boston Bruins have announced their roster for next week’s B’s development camp at Warrior Ice Arena, an event that is back on for prospects and non-roster invites after being one of the many things lost to COVID last summer. Former first round pick Johnny Beecher will the biggest name in attendance at the prospect camp, but it will also be the first look at the players taken in last year’s draft, including young Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Mason Lohrei and Boston College forward Trevor Kuntar.
Forwards: Johnny Beecher, Riley Duran, Parker Ford*, Andre Gasseau, Tyler Gratton*, Curtis Hall, Brett Harrison, Matthew Kopperud*, Trevor Kuntar, Reed Lebster*, Marc McLaughlin*, Benjamin Myers*, Quinn Olson, Jake Schmaltz and Alex-Olivier Voyer*.
Defensemen: Ty Gallagher, JD Greenway*, Mason Langenbrunner, Mason Lohrei, Brady Lyle, Anton Malmstrom*, Ryan Mast, Dustyn McFaul, Travis Mitchell* and Brandon Scanlin*.
Goaltenders: Kyle Keyser, Zachary Stejskal* and Keith Petruzzelli*
*Indicates attendance to Development Camp is on an invite basis.
Boston Bruins development camp begins on Monday morning and is expected to be open to the public, but that’s obviously subject to change given the changing nature of COVID restrictions around the country. Here are the rest of the BHN Puck Links:
*David Krejci has made his decision on next season and he will be leaving Boston to play hockey in his native Czech Republic. It’s understandable given the family reasons involved, but it leaves a big hole on the B’s roster at the No. 2 center spot. (Boston Hockey Now)
*Interesting thoughts from FOH (Friend of Haggs) Dan Kingerski about whether or not the Pittsburgh Penguins are intentionally taking a step back with their offseason. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
*Alex Ovechkin is ready for five more years with the Washington Capitals where he expects to pass Wayne Gretzky on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list. There really wasn’t any doubt he was sticking around Washington. (Washington Hockey Now)
*The Detroit Red Wings have found their Luke Glendening replacement for next year’s team in Hockeytown. FOH Kevin Allen has the details. (Detroit Hockey Now)
*Welcome aboard to my longtime friend and colleague Rob Simpson, who takes a look at Jim Benning rebuilding both the Vancouver Canucks and the Abbotsford AHL franchise as well. (Vancouver Hockey Now)
*What is ahead for the Edmonton Oilers this offseason after their foray into free agency? (The Athletic)
*The Carolina Hurricanes opting to sign Tony DeAngelo is having the exact kind of impact one would expect in North Carolina. They are not pumped. I can’t say I blame them given there was no reason for the Hurricanes to be the team desperate enough to give the troubled defenseman another chance. (News & Observer)
*For something completely different: How had I never heard of Eddy Alvarez before? He’s made to the Major Leagues as a baseball player AND he’s an Olympic speed skater. What an amazing amount of athleticism as he plays for Team USA baseball at the Olympics. (NPR)