Organizational Rankings 22. Boston Bruins

Mark Henry

2024-04-14

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22. Boston Bruins – Score: 67.5

Last Season Rank: 29

Top 15 Prospects:

Individual Breakdown:

The Boston Bruins’ 2022 2nd-round pick (54th overall), Matthew Poitras, played in 33 games as a rookie, producing five goals and ten assists with 111 FOW, and was seeing time on the powerplay before his season came to an end after he underwent shoulder surgery on February 7th. While the Bruins lack elite prospects with high upside, Mason Lohrei (41 games) and John Beecher (48 games) showed positive development in becoming full-time NHL players. Beecher showed signs of becoming a multi-category contributor; he had ten points (three goals and seven assists) while adding 104 hits, 34 blocks, and 257 FOW. Lohrei is not a flashy player but can provide some of everything in deeper leagues. He had 13 points (four goals and nine assists), 32 hits, and 63 blocks while seeing time on both the Bruins’ powerplay and penalty kill units. 

Two of the Bruins’ 2023 draft picks, Reilly Walsh (11) and Beckett Hendrickson (15) made the top 15 rankings. Both are long-shot prospects with only 1% owned on Fantrax and didn’t make all ten ranking contributors rankings. 

The Bruins’ lack of quality prospects is apparent in the DobberProsects organizational rankings. 

Prospects to Watch:

Rank in parentheses

Brandon Bussi (4)/ Michael DiPietro (10)—If the Bruins move one of Linus Ullmark or Jeremy Swayman before the start of the 2024-25 season, Bussi or DiPietro could get a chance to step into the back role in Boston.

Justin Brazeau (NR)—The 26-year-old AHLer signed with the Bruins on February 19th. A late-season call-up, he played in 19 games and produced seven points (five goals and two assists) and 43 hits prior to an injury on April 2nd.

Team Overview:

The Boston Bruins increased to #23 in the 2024 DobberProspects organizational rankings from #29 in 2023. Boston isn’t going away as a Stanley Cup contender and will need to continue to find free-agent prospects and bank on late-round draft picks to develop and fill their prospect pool. While the Bruins have fantasy-relevant prospects in dynasty leagues in their top ten, they don’t offer an elite option to help you in fantasy hockey. When it comes to the Bruins, they are a franchise that isn’t afraid to give a prospect a chance; players like Ian Mitchell and Oskar Steen, who rank outside the top 15, could climb in the rankings and could be worth a look in deep dynasty salary cap leagues.

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