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2021 Bruins Player Ratings

Ratings for the performances by the Bruins in 2021, with votes taken both internally and from readers.

2021 Player Ratings: Wrapping up the summer series

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2021 Player Ratings: For Kevan Miller, last year was a snapshot of his Bruins career

In more ways than one.

2021 Player Ratings: The production wasn’t quite there for Chris Wagner last season

Mirrored the fourth line’s struggles.

2021 Player Reviews: Off to the KHL, Steven Kampfer filled in well when called upon

A bit role, but a role filled.

2021 Player Ratings: Curtis Lazar made a positive impact after arriving from Buffalo

The other guy in the Hall trade!

2021 Player Ratings: For Sean Kuraly, a down year in his final season with the Bruins

It was a tough year for the Ohio kid.

2021 Player Ratings: For Jakub Zboril, another season of “not quite”

He wasn’t terrible, but wasn’t quite great either.

2021 Player Ratings: A slight step back for Karson Kuhlman in limited duty

He didn’t have much of a chance to make an impact, to be fair.

2021 Player Ratings: An elite season for Charlie McAvoy, who continues to impress


2021 Player Ratings: Dan Vladar started strong, but was outshined in the end

Vladar was the intial rookie sensation, but faded.

2021 Player Ratings: For Connor Clifton, a solid season in his most NHL action yet

Not bad.

2021 Player Ratings: Jarred Tinordi was a timely addition and served his purpose well enough

As a depth defenseman with grit, the addition was meant to support Boston’s defense, not to elevate it to new heights.

Player Grades: Jeremy Lauzon was depth. Decent depth! But depth.

I think this one’s gonna be a tough pill to swallow

2021 Player Ratings: For Brandon Carlo, a solid season in spite of injuries

It was tough sledding for Carlo.

2021 Player Ratings: Craig Smith provided 5v5 scoring depth in his first season

Smith showed his value on the second line as the season progressed.

2021 Player Ratings: Jaroslav Halak couldn’t quite match his previous years with the B’s

It wasn’t terrible, but it was a step back.

2021 Player Ratings: Improvement, but still plenty of room for Trent Frederic to grow

He won over plenty of fans, but couldn’t nail down a consistent spot.

2021 Player Ratings: Hey look, another stellar season for Patrice Bergeron

What did you expect?

Player Ratings 2021: Brad Marchand was arguably the Bruins’ best player last season

With all the challenges the Bruins faced throughout the condensed season, Marchand’s game was the most consistent for the team.

2021 Player Ratings: Let’s rate the “not enough data” players!

They played, but not quite enough to REALLY rate them.

2021 Player Ratings: For Jake DeBrusk, there should be nowhere to go but up

It was bad.

2021 Player Ratings: An up-and-down season for Matt Grzelcyk

Injuries plagued what could have been Grzelcyk’s breakout year.

2021 Player Ratings: Taylor Hall bounced back in a big way in a Bruins uniform

A change in scenery was exactly what Hall needed.

2021 Player Ratings: Nick Ritchie was too inconsistent despite a strong start 

The bad outweighed the good for Ritchie this season.

2021 Player Ratings: It was a tale of two David Krejci’s this past season

Things certainly changed for #46 when Taylor Hall arrived.

2021 Player Ratings: For Jack Studnicka, it was another season of “not quite” — and that’s fine

Things haven’t quite crystallized for the B’s top prospect...yet.

2021 Player Ratings: Mike Reilly added depth on a depleted blueline

Reilly was a good pick-up for the Bruins before the trade deadline.