The roster has been released for the Bruins' 2013 Rookie Camp, which opens up on September 4th.
|Player (* denotes Bruins draft pick)||Position||2012-2013 Team|
|Anthony Camara*||F||Barrie Colts (OHL)|
|Mitchell Dempsey*||F||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)|
|Campbell Elynuik||F||Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)|
|Alex Fallstrom||F||Providence Bruins (AHL)|
|Providence Bruins (AHL)|
|Seth Griffith*||F||London Knights (OHL)|
|Jayden Hart||F||Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)|
|Alexander Khokhlachev*||F||Providence Bruins (AHL)|
|Jared Knight*||F||London Knights (OHL)|
|Matthew Lindblad||F||Dartmouth College (NCAA)|
|Wayne Simpson||F||Union College (NCAA)|
|Ryan Spooner*||F||Providence Bruins (AHL)|
|Maxime Villemaire||F||Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)|
|Mickael Beauregard||D||Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)|
|Chris Casto||D||University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)|
|Alex Cord||D||Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)|
|Tommy Cross*||D||Providence Bruins (NHL)|
|Jesse Lees||D||Kelowna Rockets (WHL)|
|Steven Spinnell||D||Miami University (NCAA)|
|Zach Trotman*||D||Providence Bruins (AHL)|
|Adam Morrison||G||Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)|
|Malcolm Subban*||G||Belleville Bulls (OHL)|
So some familiar names and some not familiar names. I've gathered some thoughts on a few of the lesser known players:
NHL scout: "Elynuik one of the meanest, toughest fighters I have ever seen in the USHL" Between him, Mitch Dempsey Anthony Camara- rugged Fs— Kirk Luedeke (@kluedeke29) August 30, 2013
Interesting (I think?): #Bruins camp invite Jesse Lees, WHL d-man, is only 17. He'll turn 18 9/14. Had 12-18-30 (66gp) for Kelowna in 12-13.— Jesse Connolly (@JesseNEHJ) August 30, 2013
Lees is another average to on-the-small-side D Boston likes so much. Strong defensively & has big point shot. Could be on verge of breakout— Kirk Luedeke (@kluedeke29) August 30, 2013
Up front Soo winger Mitch Dempsey also intriguing. Had tough luck season with injuries & bout with pneumonia but is a budding power forward— Kirk Luedeke (@kluedeke29) August 30, 2013
Here is the schedule of events per the Bruins release:
Wednesday, September 4 (Boston, MA/Wilmington, MA)
-Off-ice testing, TD Garden, 9:30 a.m. (closed to public/media)
-Rookie practice, Ristuccia Arena, 12:00 noon
Thursday, September 5 (Wilmington, MA)
-Rookie practice, Ristuccia Arena, 9:00 a.m.
Friday, September 6 (Coral Springs, FL)
-Game vs. Tampa Bay Lightning rookies, Saveology.com IcePlex, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 7 (Coral Springs, FL)
-Game vs. Florida Panthers rookies, Saveology.com IcePlex, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 8 (Coral Springs, FL)
-Game vs. Nashville Predators rookies, Saveology.com IcePlex, 12:00 noon
Monday, September 9
-Rookie schedule TBD
Tuesday, September 10 (Wilmington, MA)
-Rookie practice, Ristuccia Arena, 10:00 a.m.
Full camp opens up on 9/11 - we're so close!