By Kirk Luedeke
The Boston Bruins opened 2011 training camp with the rookie portion at Ristuccia Memorial Arena in Wilmington, Mass. Friday.
Ryan Spooner (Getty)
The team will have three days of practice before traveling to Long Island for a pair of exhibition games against the New York Islanders prospects on Monday and Tuesday, Sep. 12-13. The first game is closed to the public.
Neither Jordan Caron nor Max Sauve are in attendance for this year’s rookie camp, but Yannick Riendeau, who was signed as a free agent during his QMJHL MVP season when his Drummondville Voltigeur’s won the President’s Cup as league champion, is. Riendeau, 23, has had tough luck with injuries and has split his first two pro seasons between the AHL and ECHL. He’s an undersized winger who doesn’t skate all that well, but brings superb hockey sense and offensive skills to the mix.
Also present is former University of Vermont defenseman Kevan Miller, who was born in Los Angeles and played six scoreless games with the Providence Bruins on an ATO last spring after finishing his career. Providence also signed Swedish forward Calle Ridderwall, who scored 16 goals in his senior season with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish last year.
Here is the 2011 rookie camp roster for the Bruins
70 Michael Hutchinson (3/77- 2008 by BOS)
87 Jared DeMichiel (camp invite)
48 Zach McKelvie (free agent 2009)
53 Dougie Hamilton (1/9- 2011 BOS)
56 Marc Cantin (free agent 2011)
78 Ryan Button (3/86- 2008 BOS)
79 David Warsofsky (trade w/ STL 2010)
85 Charlie Dodero (camp invite)
86 Kevan Miller (camp invite)
50 Jared Knight (2/32- 2010 BOS)
51 Ryan Spooner (2/45- 2010 BOS)
57 Yannick Riendeau (free agent 2009)
58 Carter Camper (free agent 2011)
61 Craig Cunningham (4/97- 2010 BOS)
66 Tyler Randell (6/176- 2009 BOS)
75 Anthony Camara (3/81- 2011 BOS)
76 Alexander Khokhlachev (2/40- 2011 BOS)
80 Dylan Hood (camp invite)
81 Kyle MacKinnon (camp invite)
82 Adam Presizniuk (camp invite)
83 Calle Ridderwall (camp invite)
84 Conor Stokes (camp invite)