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End of Season Grades: The Incompletes

Some players stuck around long enough to earn a grade, others didn’t. Let’s talk about the players who didn’t have enough time to make a bigger impact on the season at large

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Well, enough time has passed, and it’s time once again to evaluate the Boston Bruins over the course of the last season. But like any year, there are players who sub in at weird times and make otherwise temporary stops in the NHL as temporary injury help or showed up too late to really get a good bead on them and a fair .

So, for players who played 10 or less games in the NHL for the Bruins, we have compiled this quick list of incomplete grades so that they do indeed receive their due.

Without further ado, let’s go down memory lane, from the one-game wonders to the latecomers.

And for those wondering why there are grades when they’re technically incomplete, these guys were added later into the voting process because...well, they played less than 10 games, and those who voted mostly ended up putting them in the C range anyway.


Anton Blidh - C - 1 Game played

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Aggregate Grade (From those who bothered to give him one): N/A

Blidh’s cup of coffee in the big time this year was 12 shifts on March 19th, in which he had no shots, no goals, no assists, no shots, and played 10 minutes.

His CF% in his one game was a dead even 50%.

Were it not for the confirmation that he did indeed show up at that game, it would be real hard to make sure he even existed. Hell, this photo above of him you see here is the only one Getty has of the guy from last season.

The Bruins lost that game 5-4, so maybe it was better for him to just fade into the background and forget it ever happened.

Colby Cave - C - 3 Games Played

Winnipeg Jets v Boston Bruins Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Aggregate Grades (from those who bothered to give him one): N/A

Cave played three games for Boston. One in December, two in April, all because of an injury.

Much like Blidh, he didn’t have any points in any of the games he played, and only had two shots. A depth forward depth-forwarding about as hard as you can in replacement of a player. He played an average of 11 minutes all three times. The B’s were 1-2 with him in the lineup, but that 1 happened to be Winnipeg, so hey! Progress!

Kenny Agostino - LW - 5 games played

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Aggregate Grade: N/A

Alright! Finally we get to players who had points at the NHL level!

...He had a point, but it’s still an NHL point! There are a lot of players who can’t even get that!

He got it on October 19th on the power-play, setting up David Krejci at 3:29 of the following video:

This was also coincidentally his highlight, as his TOI began a sudden, meteoric drop, and by the end of October, he was out for good after less than 6 minutes playing against Columbus.

Peter Cehlarik - LW/RW - 6 games played

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Aggregate Grade: N/A

Our first incomplete with a goal!

He got it on November 18th against San Jose, capitalizing on nonsense happening out in front of Aaron Dell:

Cehlarik played a good portion of late November, picking up an assist along the way, and then returned to Providence, only to make a sudden cameo in February where he played 10 minutes and didn’t do much past that, then went right back to Rhode Island.

Austin Czarnik - C - 10 Games Played

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Aggregate Grade: N/A

Austin Czarnik is your leader in points for the incompletes, with 4 assists in 10 games, mostly as a replacement for one of the many players who took time off due to injury. Naturally, this meant he spent most of the month of November playing up in Boston, and only making a slightly cameo in the beginning of February.

He ended up going to greener pastures, and we wish him all the best


Rob O’Gara - Left Hand D - 8 games played

Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs

Aggregate Grade: N/A

The only defenseman in the incomplete list this year, Rob O’Gara played 8 games in Boston this year in relief of a player or two. He had an...interesting time playing, getting kinda shredded analytics-wise and only being trusted with bottom pairing minutes. He subsequently made his down to Providence where he spent the rest of his time as a Bruin.

Then he got traded to New York where...he ended up playing 22 games. Life’s funny like that.

With all that out of the way, we formally welcome you to the end-of-season grade part of the offseason!


Which of these incomplete graded players would you like to have seen more of?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Anton Blidh
    (30 votes)
  • 1%
    Colby Cave
    (5 votes)
  • 8%
    Kenny Agostino
    (26 votes)
  • 36%
    Peter Cehlarik
    (107 votes)
  • 34%
    Austin Czarnik
    (102 votes)
  • 8%
    Rob O’Gara
    (26 votes)
296 votes total Vote Now