» 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.
» 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.
» 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.