NHL.com

Fantasy Summary

Versatile and responsible two-way forward​.


Observations

Click to Expand
May 2022 – Studnicka once again failed to make the Boston Bruins out of training camp. He did earn various call-ups to the NHL throughout the season. For the Providence Bruins, he has his most productive season from a point pace perspective. His .85 points per game in 2021-22 in 41 games beats his 2019-20 .81 point pace in 60 games. When playing in the AHL, Studnicka is clearly a step ahead. When he is at his best, he anticipates the play and uses his great vision to find open teammates and generate offense. He is less inclined to shoot, but his shot can beat AHL goalies as well. In the NHL, he does not look out of place, but he doesn’t stand out either. He got good opportunities playing on the top power play and top player for Boston, but there wasn’t much there to write home about. In his 37 NHL game sample size, he is below NHL average in both expected goals for and against per 60 minutes. Studnicka is primarily a winger so I doubt he plays much center in the NHL, though he was over 50% from the dot in a very limited sample size this season. His upside is likely that of a middle to bottom six NHL forward who isn’t great defensively and his offense is below average and not dynamic. It’s possible he could find a role on the top power play, but I imagine he has more of a 3rd line player and 2nd power play role. Victor Nuño

October 2021 – Studnicka had a strong pre-season but was still not able to get a roster spot with the big club. He will most likely be the go-to guy in Providence so this will only help with his development. Look for him to make a bigger impact next year (22-23). Rick Greco

June 2021 – After making the Bruins’ NHL roster to start the ye