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Bruins Development Camp: Who's Coming

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Last week, the Bruins announced the roster for this year's development camp. With activities set to begin tomorrow, let's take a look at who's coming:


Cole Bardreau

Bardreau is entering his senior year at Cornell University having spent three seasons alongside Bruins' prospect Brian Ferlin. The 20-year-old isn't a huge scorer - roughly .4 points per game in his junior career -  but he's won gold for the US at the U17, U18 and U20 levels so thank you for all you do Mr. Bardreau.

Kyle Baun

Baun is another college hockey player, a junior from Colgate University, which was an NCAA Tournament team last year. He finished fifth in team scoring last year and has reached 50 points halfway through his college career (100 points is a notable achievement in a career). He was an all ECAC rookie team selection in '12-'13.

Anders Bjork (2014, 146 overall)

Fun fact: Bjork's cousin is current Ottawa Senator Erik Condra. Neat-o! Like Condra before him, Bjork will play at Notre Dame this season as a true freshman (he's 17 for another month, by the way). What's really cool is that ND is coming to Northeastern so I'll get to see him play in person and even better for you all, NBC Sports shows or streams every Irish game so you'll get to see him 30 times a year. If you want!

Anton Blidh (2013, 180 overall)

Blidh split his time as an 18-year-old between the U20 league, the second and the first tier of Swedish hockey last season. While he tour up the U20 league, his success didn't exactly translate to the higher rungs. He'll only get stronger as a 19-year-old and he'll be back in the states next month for Sweden's World Junior training camp.

Peter Cehlarik (2013, 90 overall)

Like Blidh, Cehlarik found himself split between three teams as an 18-year-old, but found a bit more success in the second tier. This season he'll look to secure consistent playing time in the SHL as he continues his physical maturity. After representing Slovakia at World Juniors this year, expect him back on the team for another go-around in December.

Mitchell Dempsey (2013, 210 overall)

Dempsey struggled to find playing time last year and hopes his new-found home in the Q brings more success than his last few stops. He's an "energy" type player and the Bruins lone prospect playing in the CHL/Canada in general.

Michael Doherty

Doherty is a local kid who'll drive to the next town over to attend camp. As a freshman, he was fourth in points at Yale and returns the second most points on the team. The 20-year-old is a teammate of current Bruins prospect Rob O' Gara.

Ryan Donato (2014, 56 overall)

2014's 2nd round selection Donato tore up high school hockey. With a year to go before he enters Harvard, he'll decide whether to play a year of prep or in the USHL where the Omaha Lancers hold his rights. USHL would be the more competitive route.

Ryan Fitzgerald (2013, 120 overall)

Fitzgerald found himself splitting time between BC's second and third line last season. With the first line exiting, they'll look to Fitzgerald and some of those blue ribbon recruits to pick up the slack. Check out this recent profile from SB Nation's own Evan Sporer.

Alex Globke

As a freshman, Globke led Lake State in points, which helped gain the Bruins' attention. His point total was 12th in the nation for first year players as well. He could end up a prized free agent when all's said and done.

Colton Hargrove (2012, 205 overall)

In his sophomore season, Hargrove more than doubled his freshmen point total thanks to adding assists to his repertoire. Now entering his junior year, the Bruins are looking to see continued development from the Texas-born winger.

Simon Norberg

There's isn't much out there on Norberg having played his highest level of hockey at U20. While he has put up good numbers where he's played, the Bruins would probably want him playing a bit more competitive hockey if they had genuine interest in him.

David Pastrnak (2014, 25 overall)

Fresh off being selected in the first round, Pastrnak will have his first opportunity to work with the Bruins coaching staff at the camp. He'll more than likely return to Sweden where he'll hope to build upon his success in the second tier to move up to the SHL. Pastrnak will also look to crack Czech Republic's WJC team as he did last year.


Linus Arnesson (2013, 60 overall)

Having recently inked a contract with the Boston Bruins, Arnesson is probably going to be moving stateside following the camp. Look for him in Providence where he'll compete with the other P-Bruins D for a chance at an NHL call up.

Matt Benning (2012, 175 overall)

At some point last season, Benning assumed the role of Northeastern University's best two-way defenseman. With captain Josh Mason off to the Ducks, he'll now be the number one guy which offers a huge opportunity to showcase his skills. Watching him throughout the season, I saw improvement on his defensive game and one would hope his offensive numbers can find similar growth.

Matt Grzelcyk (2012, 85 overall)

Grzelcyk followed up on his impressive freshman campaign with a sophomore season that ended too soon due to injury (and right when it looked like he was turning a corner post-WJC). With BU completely loaded in every conceivable way this year, expect Grzelcyk, who's now a captain, to put up monster numbers.

Emil Johansson (2014, 206 overall)

The latest Bruins draft pick, Johansson, is not exactly an offensive defenseman. He is more of a project pick and still very young. He'll look to move beyond U20 hockey some point this year or next to the senior level as he progresses in his game.

Rob O' Gara (2011, 151 overall)

Former national champion Rob O' Gara has found himself in the shutdown role at Yale. Entering his junior year, he will look to increase his offensive productive after a nice bump in goals from his first year.

Wiley Sherman (2013, 150 overall)

After wrapping up his high school career, Sherman will head to Harvard University starting in the fall. When he arrives, there'll be a Bruins prospect at all four Beanpot schools. Wonder how often that happens...

Billy Sweezey

Another Bulldog attending this camp - one of three. Sweezey is a local kid so B's staff undoubtedly saw him play high school puck and were impressed enough to invite him. Currently 18, he'll enter Yale in the fall where he'll play alongside Bruins prospect Rob O' Gara.

Oleg Yevenko

Yevenko recently represented his country at the World Championships, which is great experience to bring to a development camp. Having seen him play at UMass I can tell you he's very big but doesn't exactly skate like Bure. I'll leave it at that.


Zane Gothberg (2010, 165 overall)

After a very impressive sophomore campaign in which Gothberg at times carried North Dakota en route to a Frozen Four birth, he'll return as The Guy. If he can avoid the early season struggles that dogged his first two years, the starting goalie position should be his (it basically is already though) and he could put up some impressive numbers as a junior. This could be his last season in NCAA if the Bruins opt to sign him to retain his rights. Keeping perspective though, Gothberg is, right now, the fourth best goalie prospect on a Bruins team with a lot of young talent in net.

Malcolm Subban (2012, 24 overall)

The best Subban some might say. In his first professional season, Subban put up the fifth best save percentage in the AHL. He wasn't able to replicate that in the playoffs, but we're talking about a much smaller body of work. With Svedberg positioned as Tuukka Rask's backup, Subban will now have the Providence job to showcase his continued development. It could be a matter of time before he's up in Boston.