KIRK'S CALL BLOG ARCHIVE

» Summer rankings: Boston Bruins top 15 prospects With development camp coming to a close, Kirk Luedeke ranks the top players in the Bruins' pipeline.

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» Kirk's Call: Bruins will embrace Iginla's talent, leadership Jarome Iginla brings instant credibility and leadership to a team that already enjoys a high level of league-wide success and respect.

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» Live Blog: 2013 New England NHL draftees NEHJ keeps tabs on all the New Englanders selected at this year's draft, with analysis from Kirk Luedeke, quotes from the draftees and more.

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» Bruins 2013 NHL Draft preview: Depth perception B's stability afford front office a long-term view.

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» 2013 NHL Draft roundup: Underrated or overrated? Hockey’s lottery weekend is upon us.

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» 2013 NHL Draft preview: Top 11 New England prospects Kirk Luedeke shares his top 11 local prospects, sleepers, who to watch for in 2014 and more in his New England draft preview.

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» New England will be well-represented at 2013 NHL Draft We might have been spoiled by the deepest draft crop in memory after 12 area natives were selected a year ago in Pittsburgh.

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» Hidden gems? Bruins mid-to-late round draft projections Our Kirk Luedeke analyzes players who might be on Boston's list and are currently projected to be selected from the fourth round on.

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» Drafty-worthy 'D': Bruins' second and third-round projections Kirk Luedeke shares his list of potential defenders the Black and Gold may pick up in the second and third rounds of the 2013 NHL Draft.

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» Winging it: Bruins' second and third-round projections Kirk Luedeke takes a look at some of the wingers that might pique the interest of the Black and Gold in the second and third rounds.

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» Centers of attention: Bruins' second-round projections No first round pick? No problem for the Boston Bruins.

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» 2013 NHL Draft Profile: Morgan Klimchuk If you look up the word ‘underrated’ in the dictionary, you might find a picture of Regina Pats forward Morgan Klimchuk staring back at you.

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» Prospect Pulse: St. John's Prep's Brian Pinho St. John’s Prep has produced NHL draft choices in each of the past two seasons. With center Brian Pinho make it three straight?

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» How David Krejci became one of B's all-time best draft picks Bruins center David Krejci is merely carving in stone his reputation as a top postseason performer.

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» 2013 Boston Bruins end of season prospects roundup: 10-1 Kirk Luedeke ranks the top ten players in the B's pipeline in his end-of-season prospects roundup.

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» 2013 Boston Bruins end of season prospects roundup: 11-30 Here’s a look at where the current crop of Bruins futures stands from 11-30.

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» Prospect Pulse: Islanders Hockey Club's Zach Sanford With size, hockey skills and legitimate potential, forward Zach Sanford is looking to use a strong second half to vault himself into consideration as a top-three-round pick at the NHL Entry Draft.

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» Source: Soderberg agrees to terms with Bruins Sources have indicated to NEHJ's Kirk Luedeke that Swedish forward Carl Soderberg has agreed to a three-year deal with the B's.

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» Analysis of the Bruins' Jagr, Redden deals Kirk Luedeke examines what the Bruins got and what they gave up in their pre-deadline trades.

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» Prospect Pulse: John Hayden One of the Nutmeg State’s own is putting his stamp on the 2013 NHL Entry Draft's impressive field of prospects.

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» Ask Kirk: Soderberg, Svedberg and other Bruins' futures We’re back with a second edition of the Twitter and Email Q & A focused on the Boston and Providence Bruins, the B’s amateur prospects, NCAA hockey, the 2013 NHL draft and pretty much anything hockey-related for New England.

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» Ask Kirk: B's trade targets, Kerby Rychel and stellar 'staches NEHJ's Kirk Luedeke is opening up his mailbag and answering all your questions about the Bruins, their prospects and much more.

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» Prospect Pulse: Phillips Andover captain Eddie Ellis Kirk Luedeke profiles the leader of the Big Blue, Eddie Ellis (Burlington, Mass.).

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» From NEHJ: Erne on the rise in the 'Q' Remparts forward Adam Erne (North Branford, Conn.) has first-round potential.

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» From NEHJ: Bruins Top 10 Prospects From Ontario to Providence, B’s future shapes up strong.

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» Hammer Time: Hamilton hits the ground running with Bruins Kirk Luedeke takes a look at the Dougie Hamilton phenomenon and how the lockout helped play a big role in the superb start to his NHL career.

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» Hamilton, Spooner aim to impress at Bruins training camp With the return of the NHL around the corner, two young players are hoping to make the most of a condensed “training camp” schedule to make the Boston Bruins for the opening contest next weekend.

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» Vesey, Grzelcyk come 'full circle' with Team USA in Ufa Fifteen years ago, they skated together on their first organized hockey team. Now, Jim Vesey and Matt Grzelcyk are on the Team USA final roster preparing to compete in the 2013 World Junior Championship.

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» Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Oleksiak making an impact Even though it didn’t show up in the box score, former Northeastern d-man Jamie Oleksiak played another effective game for the Texas Stars.

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» Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Walker, Monsters down Texas The Stars gave their fans a barnburner of a hockey game Saturday, but Connecticut native Luke Walker and Lake Erie earned a 5-4 shootout win.

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» Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Aucoin leading way for Marlies Veteran Keith Aucoin (Chelmsford, Mass.) just turned 34 and is getting long in the tooth, but he remains a productive AHL player

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» Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Nyquist has big night Kirk Luedeke offers up his Texas take, focusing on the New England connections in Saturday's game between the Stars and Griffins.

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» Deep in the Heart of Hockey: Pock's veteran presence felt NEHJ's Kirk Luedeke offers up his Texas take, focusing on the New England connections from Sunday's AHL tilt between the Stars and Monsters.

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» Bruins 2012-13 preseason prospect rankings: 10-1 Kirk Luedeke's countdown concludes, as he unveils the top ten prospects in the Bruins' system today.

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» Bruins 2012-13 preseason prospect rankings: 20-11 Kirk Luedeke's countdown of the Bruins' top 30 prospects continues.

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» Bruins 2012-13 preseason prospect rankings: 30-21 With the NHL Draft, development camp and most signings now done, it's time to re-rank the Boston Bruins prospects for the 2012-13 season.

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» B's buddies Spooner, Knight aim to achieve NHL dream Close friends Ryan Spooner and Jared Knight have contrasting styles, but both share the same goal: reaching the NHL with the Bruins.

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» Defense doesn't rest: Grzelcyk, Trotman prepping for season Summer preparations for the 2012-13 campaign are in high gear for Bruins prospects Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass.) and Zach Trotman.

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» Grading the Bruins' 2012 draft With the 2012 NHL Draft in the books, it’s time to grade the B's efforts and do some quick analysis on what the future might hold for the newest players in the system.

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» B's add to depth, but draftees won't make immediate impact The Bruins selected a wide array of players at this year's draft, but none who appear to be options for the team for at least three years or more.

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» Twelve New Englanders selected at NHL Draft New England was well-represented at this year's draft, as a dozen of the region's natives were selected.

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» Bruins grab goalie Malcolm Subban, fuel rivalry with Habs The B's selected netminder Malcolm Subban -- the younger brother of Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban -- in the first round of the NHL draft.

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» Bruins may stand pat with 24th pick Peter Chiarelli said there was a 20 percent chance the Bruins might be able to move up, but it looks like they'll be sticking with the 24th pick in the first round.

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» 2012 NHL Draft: Later options for the Bruins With only five total draft picks, the Bruins will have to find value later on in a pool that has decidedly mixed reviews in terms of depth and quality.

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» From NEHJ: Bruins searching for depth Picking at the back of the pack, the Bruins will seek future building blocks at this year's draft on June 22-23 in Pittsburgh.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profiles: Brendan Gaunce, Stefan Matteau If the Bruins are looking for more power at the forward position in the first round, Brendan Gaunce and Stefan Matteau are legitimate options.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Jordan Schmaltz For teams in need of a mobile, puck-moving defenseman at a bargain rate, the Green Bay Gamblers' Jordan Schmaltz could fit the bill.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Oscar Dansk The B's haven't had great luck with goalies in the first round, but could the team roll the dice on Swedish netminder Oscar Dansk at this year's draft?

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Lukas Sutter When it comes to bloodlines and the 2012 NHL Draft, names don’t come with much more recognition than that of Saskatoon center Lukas Sutter.

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» From NEHJ: Vesey tops deep class of regional prospects Coming off of what was one of the thinnest New England-area draft crops in recent memory a year ago, the 2012 class boasts solid depth.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profiles: Ludvig Byström and Pontus Åberg It's been 12 years since the Bruins took a Swedish player in the first round. One of Ludvig Byström or Pontus Åberg may change that.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Derrick Pouliot Portland Winterhawks blueliner Derrick Pouliot is yet another player in what is a strong class of defensemen in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Tanner Pearson If NHL clubs are looking for a late-bloomer who could pay immediate dividends, Barrie Colts forward Tanner Pearson just might be their guy.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Nic Kerdiles An element of unpredictability is why draft rankings are split over U.S. NTDP forward Nic Kerdiles, who came into the year as a surefire first-rounder.

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» Combine rumor: Are the B's looking to trade up at the draft? It may take some maneuvering on the draft board to get things done for Peter Chiarelli and the Bruins.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Phil Di Giuseppe If behind-the-scenes talk among scouts is true, University of Michigan winger Phil Di Giuseppe should be a first-round pick at this year's draft.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Matt Finn There aren’t many players who elevated their stock more than Guelph Storm defenseman Matt Finn for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Brady Skjei If you’re of the belief that the Bruins need to add defensive depth, then Brady Skjei could be in the club’s wheelhouse for the 2012 NHL Draft.

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» B's prospect Khokhlachev weighs options for KHL Bruins 2011 second-round draft pick Alexander Khokhlachev may be making a return to the Motherland next season if reports out of Windsor are true.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Dalton Thrower If NHL teams are looking to add smarts, toughness and character, Saskatoon d-man Dalton Thrower could one of the better options at the 2012 draft.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Scott Kosmachuk Reviews may be mixed on Guelph's Scott Kosmachuk, but the hard-nosed, high-scoring forward has plenty of attributes the Bruins covet.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Mark Jankowski Sometimes, it pays to fly under the radar. Just ask Providence College recruit and 2012 NHL Entry Draft riser Mark Jankowski.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Scott Laughton Oshawa Generals center Scott Laughton is living proof that you can overcome a tough start with a strong finish.

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» From NEHJ: Hart, Calnan bring forceful presence Two of New England’s top draft candidates, Brian Hart (Cumberland, Maine) and Chris Calnan (Norwell, Mass.), carry the once-coveted power forward tag.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Matt Grzelcyk Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass.) is one of the best 2012 NHL Entry Draft prospects no one is talking about.

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» 2012 NHL Draft Profile: Robbie Baillargeon His Twitter handle is "MysteryMan93" but Indiana Ice forward Robbie Baillargeon (Enfield, Conn.) is a mystery no more to NHL draft watchers.

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» With injury woes behind him, scouts still crazy for Koekkoek Peterborough Petes d-man Slater Koekkoek hasn't played hockey since November, but his stock isn't expected to take a big hit at the 2012 NHL Draft.

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» 2011-12 Boston Bruins prospects roundup Kirk Luedeke offers a final roundup of the B's prospects, featuring his top 15 players in the pipeline and NEHJ's 2012 Bruins Prospect Awards.

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» Could Bruins add power with Whalers' Wilson? With NHL teams on the lookout for the next legitimate power forward in the mold of Milan Lucic, it comes as no surprise that Plymouth Whalers winger Tom Wilson tops the list when it comes to 2012 draft eligibles who best resemble Boston’s bruiser.

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» The story behind the Boston Bruins challenge coin Creator of the "jacket" and "chain" traditions, B's d-man Andrew Ference established a new team-bonding item this season: the challenge coin.

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» B's Lucic tunes out distractions Boston Bruins power winger Milan Lucic is no stranger to playoff controversy, having gone through what Nicklas Backstrom is dealing with.

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» Bruins look to take commanding lead back to Boston The B's have a chance to take a big lead in their best-of-seven series against the Capitals when the teams meet up for Game 4 Thursday.

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» Bruins never panicked, found way to win see-saw affair In a back-and-forth game that seemed destined for overtime, the Bruins knew what they had to do to win. Tim Thomas and Zdeno Chara helped make it happen.

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» Krejci confident line will have bigger impact in Game 3 Bruins center David Krejci expects the struggles of he and linemates Rich Peverley and Milan Lucic to come to an end soon.

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» From NEHJ: Passion, smarts power Malden Catholic's Collier If the 30 NHL teams have been paying attention to his stellar high school career, then BU recruit Brendan Collier has a good chance of being selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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» Prospect roundup: Florek gives P-Bruins a boost Former Northern Michigan University captain Justin Florek had an immediate impact for Providence after inking an entry-level deal with the B's.

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» St. John's Prep star Kurker working his way to the top If the cupboard was a little bare in the Bay State as far as the 2011 NHL Entry Draft was concerned, St. John’s Prep power winger Sam Kurker is one more reason for Massachusetts to enjoy a renaissance in June.

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» Bruins sign Michigan State's Krug The B's continued their work on adding organizational depth, reportedly agreeing to terms with Michigan State University standout offensive defenseman Torey Krug.

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» Somerby hopes to parlay prep feats into NHL Draft selection KUA d-man Doyle Somerby (Marblehead, Mass.) hopes to ride the positive wave of a prep championship right into the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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» Bruins ink Lake Superior star defenseman Trotman Although an official announcement is still pending, the Boston Bruins have signed Lake Superior State's Zach Trotman to a three-year entry level contract.

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» Nobles' Calnan generating plenty of buzz among NHL scouts Noble and Greenough's Chris Calnan has intrigued observers and pro talent hounds with his consistency and penchant for coming up big in the clutch.

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» Lawrence Academy standout Tringale's draft stock rising Harvard recruit Devin Tringale boosted the odds of hearing his named called at the 2012 NHL Draft after leading Lawrence Academy to a prep championship.

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» Prospect roundup: Camper's sixth sense keying success Kirk Luedeke catches you up on all the Bruins prospects, including recent call-up Carter Camper.

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» Baillargeon, Gillies share common goals in Indiana The Indiana Ice are one of the United States Hockey League’s more lethal clubs, and also boast a pair of New England standouts in Robbie Baillargeon and Jon Gillies.

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» Boston Bruins prospect roundup Kirk Luedeke catches you up on all the Bruins prospects across NCAA hockey, the CHL and beyond.

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» Starting Schneider a pragmatic, not sentimental choice Ever since Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault named backup Cory Schneider (Marblehead, Mass.) his starter for the long-anticipated first match between the 2011 Stanley Cup finalists, there has been no shortage of people chalking up the choice to Schneider’s Boston roots. Wrong. Try again.

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» December Bruins Prospect of the Month: Alexander Khokhlachev It has been a solid run for Boston Bruins prospects in the OHL during the 2011-12 season. For the third consecutive month, a player out of Ontario major junior in the CHL has captured New England Hockey Journal Prospect of the Month honors. December’s top prospect for the B’s is Windsor Spitfires center Alexander Khokhlachev.

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» Report: B’s prospect Spooner to Sarnia Sting The New England Hockey Journal has learned from a source that the rumored trade sending center Ryan Spooner to the OHL’s Sarnia Sting is a reality. The trade has been agreed upon by all parties, however, the official announcement is still pending.

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» O’Gara adds to B’s organizational depth In discussions of the NHL Entry Draft, you’ll often hear the term “crapshoot” to describe the process and end result for a team and the bulk of its picks in any given year. While that point has some merit when considering the inexact science of projecting 17- and 18-year-olds (for the most part) as eventual 20-something pro players, it also suggests that NHL clubs are at the mercy of pure chance when it comes to the draft.

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» Trotman proving his worth In the NFL Draft, the last player picked is known as “Mr. Irrelevant” and that selection comes with a small amount of fanfare. There is no such attention paid to the equivalent last choice of the NHL Entry Draft, but if Boston Bruins prospect Zach Trotman has anything to say about it, he’ll buck the long odds to make an impact on the big club one day.

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» Bruins Sign Hamilton to Entry Level Contract The Boston Bruins signed defenseman Dougie Hamilton to a three-year entry level contract the team announced Thursday. The St. Catharines, Ontario native was Boston’s first choice, ninth overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The Niagara Ice Dogs star is currently the team’s leading scorer and sits eighth in the OHL scoring race with 11 goals and 41 points.

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» Ferlin named to Team USA World Jr. preliminary roster Cornell University forward Brian Ferlin was one of 29 players named by USA Hockey to the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team preliminary team Monday.

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» November Bruins Prospect of the Month: Ryan Spooner Kingston Frotenacs center Ryan Spooner is the New England Hockey Journal’s Boston Bruins Prospect of the Month for November. The 19-year-old from Kanata, Ontario had a torrid month, potting eight goals and 19 points in 11 games. Spooner tied his career high with a five-point game (1 goal, 4 assists) in a 5-1 win over the Saginaw Spirit on November 13. His totals on the season are 12 goals, 28 points in 25 games entering December.

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» Gothberg growing, gaining confidence Fargo Force goaltender Zane Gothberg is enjoying the season as a No. 1 netminder in the USHL. The Boston Bruins prospect and sixth-round choice in 2010 is a developmental project, but is on the path to what he hopes is a future NHL career.

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» Spooner named OHL Player of the Week The Ontario Hockey League announced Monday that Boston Bruins prospect Ryan Spooner is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 13. Spooner, 19, is a native of Kanata, Ontario and was Boston’s third selection, 45th overall (second round) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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» Ferlin makes sudden impact for Big Red Don’t tell winger Brian Ferlin that being from Florida means he isn’t a legitimate NHL prospect. The Boston Bruins’ fourth-rounder from last June’s draft was named ECAC Rookie of the Week after the Cornell freshman scored a pair of goals and added three assists in two games over the weekend.

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» October Bruins Prospect of the Month: Dougie Hamilton New England Hockey Journal has named Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL) defenseman Dougie Hamilton the Boston Bruins Prospect of the Month for October.

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» No Stanley Cup hangover for Thomas If there was any concern that Tim Thomas might be a little sluggish out of the gate after his historic 2010-11 campaign, the veteran netminder has put the doubts to bed.

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» Peverley’s improbable NHL dream came true When a player goes undrafted and starts out his pro career in the ECHL, it isn’t a strong indicator of future big league hockey success. Yet in Rich Peverley’s case, the Boston Bruins winger turned a blazing set of wheels and old fashioned work ethic into an NHL job and Stanley Cup championship.

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» Recchi gets jacket, bids official farewell to NHL playing days When the Boston Bruins skated onto the TD Garden ice Thursday night with the Stanley Cup in captain Zdeno Chara’s arms, fans saw a familiar sight among the faces in the hockey phalanx: Mark Recchi

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» As training camp winds down, young B’s try to make mark One of the major challenges for any young prospect with NHL aspirations is beating out the veterans ahead of them on the depth chart for a spot on the team. When you factor in that the Boston Bruins are defending Stanley Cup champions, that challenge becomes even greater for those youngsters still with the club.

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» Carlson, Wideman prepared to give Capitals' Power Play a Charge With heightened expectations for the Washington Capitals entering the 2011-12 NHL campaign, the blue line promises to be an area of scrutiny for the prohibitive favorites to lead the Eastern Conference during the regular season.

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» Knuble praises former Bruins teammates Bergeron, Thomas Mike Knuble is back for a third season with the Washington Capitals, but he embraces the chance to discuss his former club’s Stanley Cup championship and the only two of his Boston Bruins teammates still with the team: Patrice Bergeron and Tim Thomas.

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» Boston Bruins rookie games recap & analysis The second of two rookie exhibition games between the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders is in the books, with the Isles winning for the first time in four tries since the clubs began the two-game mini-tourney in Boston a year ago.

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» Islanders rookies exact revenge UNIONDALE, N.Y.— The New York Islanders futures struck quickly and never looked back in a 7-2 win over the Boston Bruins rookies in the second of two exhibition games played on Long Island. Ryan Strome scored a pair of first period goals, while Casey Cizikas also tallied twice in the game to pace the young Islanders.

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» McKelvie trades cadet gray & army green for black and gold UNIONDALE, N.Y.– Zach McKelvie may not be a typical Boston Bruins prospect, but if the former active duty U.S. Army officer has his way, he could parlay his speed and natural talent into a successful NHL career.

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» B’s hopefuls draw first blood with 8-5 win on Long Island The Boston Bruins rookies won their third consecutive game against the New York Islanders prospects dating back to last season, with an 8-5 victory at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Mon. in a game that was closer than the score indicated.

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» Bruins-Islanders rookies play 1st of two games tonight The members of the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders rookie camps will square off at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Monday and Tuesday night. The game on Sep. 12 is not open to the public, however tickets are available to the public for the second game on Sep. 13 (free to Islanders season ticket holders) with all proceeds from the gate going to charity.

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» Flashback: The case for Dougie Hamilton Rookie camp in Boston has put the spotlight squarely on the team’s top draft choice from this year, defenseman Dougie Hamilton, who was taken ninth overall. Back in January, Hamilton was being tracked as an ideal solution to bolster Boston’s prospect depth at the defense position. Here’s a look back at what I wrote up on Hamilton in the Bruins 2011 Draftwatch blog.

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» Bruins 2011 rookie camp opens with 22 prospects The Boston Bruins opened 2011 training camp with the rookie portion at Ristuccia Memorial Arena in Wilmington, Mass. Friday. 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.

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» Knight embracing leadership role at B’s rookie camp Although just drafted by the Boston Bruins in 2010, winger Jared Knight is participating in his fourth camp event with the team. A veteran of two prospect development camps in July 2010-11, he is entering his second rookie and main training camps in Boston for the month of September.

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» 2012 NHL Entry Draft Watchlist: Got D? The 2012 NHL Entry Draft is shaping up to be one of the strongest classes for defensemen in history, and that does not even take into account several sterling forwards expected to be at the top of it all next June.

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» Bruins 2011 rookie camp preview The Boston Bruins are gearing up for the 2011-12 hockey season, with veterans slated to officially report for work at the middle of the month, but the team’s youth movement is up first.

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» Report: Veteran Chris Clark to attend Bruins training camp New York Newsday is reporting that veteran right wing Chris Clark (South Windsor, Conn.) has accepted an invitation to attend Boston Bruins training camp this month.

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» Boston College recruit Matheson generating buzz This week, a bevy of prospects for the 2012 NHL Entry Drafts went to Toronto for the second annual Research, Development and Orientation (RDO) Camp hosted by the Central Scouting Service and NHL.

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» New Englanders ready to help USA Under-18 Select Team Soar in Europe The 2011 U.S. Under-18 Select Team begins action in the annual Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Monday, with several New England natives on the roster to try and build on the silver medal won by Team USA a year ago.

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» Report: Keith Gretzky to join Bruins organization The Sporting News’ Craig Custance tweeted Thursday that the Boston Bruins are in the process of hiring Keith Gretzky to the team’s scouting staff.

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» Southie Cameron Darcy invited to NHL RDO Camp The NHL will conduct its second annual Research, Development and Orientation Camp in Toronto Aug. 16-17, inviting the top 2012 draft prospects to participate.

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» Bruins sign Knight, Spooner New England Hockey Journal has learned that forwards Jared Knight and Ryan Spooner have agreed to terms with the Boston Bruins.

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» 2011 Boston Bruins Development Camp roundup- the goalies and defense (2 of 2) Continuing the roundup of Boston Bruins prospects from last week’s development camp in Wilmington, Mass. we pick up with the goaltenders and defensemen.

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» 2011 Boston Bruins Development Camp roundup- the forwards (1 of 2) With the fifth annual Boston Bruins prospects development camp in the books and the players back home where most of them (minus the NCAA players) will continue to prepare for main camp in September, it’s time to review some of the observations of individual performances in Wilmington.

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» Cunningham, McKelvie sign deals with B’s The Boston Bruins announced Thursday that forward Craig Cunningham and defenseman Zach McKelvie agreed to terms. Cunningham singed a three-year entry level contract with Boston a little more than a year after the team took a flyer on him as an overage player in the WHL. McKelvie, 26, signed a one-year, two-way pact.

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» Bruins 2011 development camp Day 3 notes and observations The Boston Bruins prospects continued their on- and off-ice workouts at the Ristuccia Memorial Arena Saturday in front of a large crowd that saw them conduct situational drills practice, followed by a second consecutive day of grueling power skating.

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» Cross, Warsofsky united as B’s hopefuls on ‘D’ Until this past spring, they were cross-town collegiate rivals. Now, defensemen Tommy Cross (Simsbury, Conn.) and David Warsofsky (Marshfield, Mass.) are taking the Ristuccia Memorial Arena ice united in their quest to one day become members of the team they both cheered for as youngsters, the Boston Bruins.

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» Ferlin taking it all in WILMINGTON, Mass– Brian Ferlin may not have been expecting the Boston Bruins to pick him in last month’s NHL Entry Draft, but he’s rewarding their faith in him with a strong showing at the prospects development camp at Risuccia Memorial Arena this week.

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» B’s trio of big goalies progressing he fact that 21-year-old Mike Hutchinson is the “old man” of the Boston Bruins netminder prospects in attendance at the team’s development camp here in July speaks volumes about the youth movement present. Joined by 18-year-olds Zane Gothberg and Lars Volden (who will both turn 19 this summer), “Hutch” is coming off his first pro season, split between Providence in the AHL and Reading of the ECHL.

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» Bruins 2011 development camp Day 2 notes and observations The second day of Boston Bruins development camp started out with a full hour session dedicated to power skating, led by new B’s skating coach, Besa Tsintsadze. The 24 players including three goaltenders were put through the paces by the compact, yet explosive and dynamic Georgian coach brought in by the Bruins after spending about five years with the Pittsburgh Penguins as their skating instructor.

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» Hamill at crossroads The subject of Boston Bruins prospect Zach Hamill came up during the Bruce Cassidy post-development camp practice presser Friday. The newly minted Providence head coach (who spent the previous three seasons as Rob Murray’s assistant prior to Murray’s dismissal last spring), provided some detailed remarks on the player and prospect he’s well acquainted with.

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» Bruins to host fifth annual development camp July 7-11 The Boston Bruins announced today that the team will hold its fifth annual prospects development camp at Ristuccia Memorial Arena in Wilmington, Mass. July 7-11.

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» 2011 NHL draft surprises With the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in the books and 210 players selected over seven rounds, let’s take a look at some of the surprises in terms of guys who were picked and those who weren’t.

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» 2011 NHL Draft - Live Coverage of Day 2 Kirk Luedeke keeps tabs on the Bruins and New England prospects with his live blog from Day 2 of the draft.

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» 2011 NHL Draft - Live Coverage of Day 1 Kirk Luedeke keeps tabs on the Bruins and New England prospects with his live blog from Day 1 of the draft.

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» Ryan Bourque has had a great January Ryan Bourque has had a great January.

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» McQuaid and Marquadt: A Tale of Two Trades What do prospects Adam McQuaid and Matt Marquardt have in common?

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» Zach McKelvie's Pro Hockey Dreams on Hold Bruins prospect McKelvie must complete two years of military service.

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