The Bruins have announced their rookie showcase roster, which starts September 15th and runs until Monday the 19th, but due to prior commitments such as school, or games overseas, some high level prospects will not be able to attend. In total, there are 25 players, comprised of 15 forwards, 8 defensemen, and 2 goalies.
Some notables missing are: Zach Senyshyn (Appendectomy), Charlie McAvoy (NCAA), Trent Frederic (NCAA), Ryan Lindgren (NCAA), Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (NCAA), and Ryan Donato (NCAA). None of the Bruins 2016 draft class will be attending the camp.
Here are when and how each player at camp was acquired:
Of the 10 undrafted players, Hickman and Cave have played at least a full season in Providence already, and Mark Naclerio signed after his senior year at Brown, and played 7 games at the end of last year. The other seven
DEV stands for Draft Expected Value, and you can learn more about it from Prospect-Stats
One particularly interesting name on the list is Simon Stransky, an under six foot winger for the Prince Albert Raiders who put up 62 points in 62 games in his 18 year old WHL season. He is someone I would hope the Bruins take a long look at, either signing him in the window between the draft and the start of the CHL season, or potentially taking a late round flier on next year if he isn't signed in this window and has another good season. Martin Jones, Michael Sgarbossa, Sergei Tolchinsky are some examples of players being signed right after being undrafted, outlined in 10.1 (d) of the CBA.
When I reached out to a WHL scout about Stransky, his thoughts matched up with the numbers, with one caveat potentially explaining why he went undrafted in his first year of eligibility,
@RDFigs19 @CrzyCanucklehed Was shocked he didn't get taken. Very skilled player, comparable to Baertschi. Struggles defensively.— Brennen York (@DraftGeekHockey) September 14, 2016
The rookie showcase marks the very beginning of a new hockey season, and even though not all of the Bruins top prospects will be there, there should be some good hockey being played in Buffalo, although we will just have to imagine, since there will very likely be no streams from the Harborcenter.