Boston Bruins: August 30 in 30

Mike Drover

2016-08-03

Bruins

Welcome to the next instalment of the Bruins 30 in 30 offseason prospect report. The Bruins have been busy over the last couple of years bolstering what was once a very thin prospect pool. Over the last two drafts the Bruins have paid particular attention to bolstering the defensive prospect pool. The addition of Jakob Zboril, Brandon Carlo, Jeremy Lauzon, Charlie McAvoy, Ryan Lindgren and Cam Clarke has launched the Bruins from the bottom of the league in terms of defensive depth right back into the middle of the pack. In terms of forward depth, the Bruins group took a big hit with the loss of Alexander Khokhlachev to the KHL back in June. The argument could be made that this allows the opportunity to be given to another up and coming player, but I just don’t see it that way. Big loss here for the Bruins and fantasy owners, as it is very unlikely that we see Koko back in North America any time soon. Many of the Bruins prospects will be looking to improve on last year. Malcolm Subban, Jeremy Lauzon, and Zboril stand out as players who will be looking to make a bigger impact on their respective teams this season. Subban and Lauzon both took serious injuries halfway through last season and will be looking to get back in the limelight, while Zboril was just not very good and will be looking to improve on 2015-2016 to solidify his status as a top prospect in the Bruins organization.

 Subban, Malcolm

Let’s take a look at the Bruins’ new prospect depth chart heading into the 2016 season:

LW

 

Jake DeBrusk

Peter Cehlarik

Jesse Gabrielle

Joona Koppanen

Anders Bjork

Anton Blidh

C

 

Frank Vatrano

Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson

Trent Frederic

Ryan Donato

Austin Czarnik

Ryan Fitzgerald

 

RW

 

Zach Senyshyn

Brian Ferlin

Justin Hickman

 

 

 

 

LD

 

Jakob Zboril

Ryan Lindgren

Jeremy Lauzon

Linus Arnesson

 

G

 

Malcolm Subban

Daniel Vladar

Zane McIntyre

 

RD

 

Charlie McAvoy

Brandon Carlo

Cameron Clarke

Matt Grzelcyk