Who Is Getting The Call Up
The Boston Bruins prospects are a high value right now as they head into the 2017-18 season. Don Sweeney has a lot of roster moves to think about. The biggest is what are they going to do with all of their prospects. The Providence Bruins are chalk full of them. The Bruins just signed one today.
Also now that the Providence Bruins season has come to ans end after their game five loss to the Syracuse Crunch, we may see some signings or trade talks.
Who are the Prospects that we could see?
- Anders Bjork
- Ryan Fitzgerald
- Matt Grzelcyk
- Danton Heinen
- Zane McIntyre
- Rob O’Gara
- Noel Acciari
- Anton Blidh
- Peter Cehalarik
- Austin Czarnik
- Jake Debrusk
- Zach Senyshyn
- Jeremy Lauzon
- Frank Vatrano
The only problem is the Bruins now have to deal with the expansion draft. Also within the next few weeks we are going to do a joint expansion draft where Tanner and I give our keepers, and maybe hear from some of our other writers.
Who Do I want to see?
I would like to see Jake Debrusk, Zach Senyshyn, Danton Heinen, Matt Grzelcyk, and Anders Bjork get a shot. There is not enough spots for all of these guys which means potential trades. I would absolutely like to see Bjork and Senyshyn, and maybe Debrusk this year. Also Grzelcyk could get the call if the Bruins lose Adam McQuaid in the expansion Draft.
Bjork’s stats and highlights can be found here. Bjork will be a guy that will bring some more speed and finesse to the roster. Bjork was also a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA best player. I would say Bjork would play on the Krejci line.
Now Senyshyn is not a guy you hear that much about because he spent most of the year in Canada playing in the OHL. He played in 59 games for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, and registered 42 goals and 23 assists for 65 points. He was able to join Providence in the playoffs and get some pro experience under his belt. He only played in 4 games and registered no points. Senyshyn is a dark horse player I say he is going to give Vatrano a run for his money for a spot on the third line. Senyshyn is a great offensive player that can also hold his own on defense.
Another guy that could be in a Bruins uniform soon is Danton Heinen, who proved himself this year, especially in the playoffs. Heinen finished the regular season with 14 goals and 30 assists in 64 games. Then in the playoffs he went off. He scored 9 goals and 9 assists in 17 games and led Providence in playoff points. Heinen is just another prospect with a lot of skill an I would love to see him in a Bruins uniform real soon. I would say he could break the top 6 but most likely would play in the third line, but keep in mind he is a center.
The last guy I want to see up here is Jake Debrusk. He just finished his first season with the Providence Bruins. He played in 74 regular season games scoring 19 goals and 30 assists for 49 points. Then in the playoffs he had 9 points which was 4th best for the P-Bruins in the playoffs. He is another guy that has top six potential but would most likely be fighting for a third line wing position.