Player News - Bruins

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David Pastrnak, the 25th overall pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft, impressed Bruins insider Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com at the team's recent development camp.

"After watching B’s first-rounder David Pastrnak for two days, he looks like the real deal to me," Haggerty wrote. "His soft hands and crazy handle on the puck stand out from the rest of the group and he has the vision to put both of those skills to good use. At the end of the second session, Pastrnak cut through the middle in traffic to get to the net with the puck on his stick, and completely lost his defender with a toe drag move that was just downright filthy. Those are the kinds of puck skills and razzle dazzle that have made him the unmitigated star of the first two days of camp, and get you wondering whether he might just find himself in the mix for an NHL spot given the team’s need for a right-handed shot with high-end offensive ability. It’s an outside shot, to be sure, but he’s looked that good at development, and appears to be a hit for the B’s at the end of the first round."
Jul 12 - 9:15 AM

The Boston Bruins aren't likely to sign any of the remaining right wingers on the unrestricted free agent market.

The Bruins will probably need almost all of their spare cap space to sign their restricted free agents. That being said, they might still try to add someone via the trade market and shed some salary while they're at it. In an ideal world, they would like to at least partially fill the void left by Jarome Iginla's departure.
Jul 11 - 9:41 AM

Nick Johnson has signed with Sweden's Vaxjo Lakers.

Johnson had 18 goals and 42 points in 51 AHL games in 2013-14. He also played in nine contests with the Bruins, but didn't record a point.
Jul 10 - 9:11 AM

Matt Bartkowski's arbitration date has been set.

Bartkowski will have a hearing on July 30 unless he can agree to terms with the Bruins before then. He had 18 assists and 30 penalty minutes in 64 games last season.
Source: TSN.ca
Jul 9 - 4:03 PM

Matt Bartkowski chose to file for salary arbitration on Friday.

He skated in a career high 64 games with Boston last campaign. Bartkowski picked up 18 assists and 155 hits over that span, while averaging 19:32 of ice time per contest.
Jul 5 - 2:04 PM

The Bruins have inked goaltender Jeremy Smith to a one-year, two-way contract.

Smith, who was a member of the Blue Jacket organization and toiled for Springfield of the AHL last season, will earn $550,000 at the NHL level and $80,000 at Providence in 2014-15. Given the fact that he is 25 years old, had a 2.78 GAA and .898 save percentage in the minors last season and that the Bruins have a number of top goalie prospects, Smith has no fantasy value.
Source: Bruins.com
Jul 5 - 8:51 AM

All eyes will be on goalie prospect Malcolm Subban and 2014 first-round pick David Pastrnak when the Bruins open their Development Camp this coming Wednesday.

Subban, who is coming off a tremendous season with Providence and Pastrnak, a potential David Krejci clone, are the players most everyone are buzzing about. The Camp opens on Wednesday July 9th and will run for five days.
Jul 5 - 8:45 AM

The Boston Bruins are comfortable with the fact that they stayed quiet during the free agent frenzy.

The Bruins didn't have the cap space to make a significant move, but they could have chosen to shed salary on the trade market and opted not to. "I kind of like where we are. We've got players signed," Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli explained. He added, "What's important too is that were able to preserve money and cap space going forward for the likes of [David] Krejci and [Milan] Lucic and [Johnny] Boychuk and [Dougie] Hamilton and [Torey] Krug and [Reilly] Smith." The Bruins might still make some moves this summer, but they probably won't do anything big.
Jul 4 - 8:41 AM

The Boston Bruins are still combing over some options to change their roster for next season.

"I'll look at some stuff. I wanted to let the market settle down," said GM Peter Chiarelli. "There are some guys that will maybe take less that I'll look at. We've got seven or eight names on our board, and we have seven or eight names that are subject of trade discussion. I'll look at some stuff and we'll see where it goes. I don't know where it will go, oftentimes there is a first wave, then the second wave really sometimes doesn't happen for a week or so." The Bruins are in the market for a replacement on the right side of their top line or third-line depth player.
Jul 3 - 9:51 AM

The Boston Bruins have signed Christopher Breen.

Breen had two assists in nine games with the Calgary Flames in 2013-14. He might get some playing time with Boston next season, but will probably start the campaign in the minors.
Jul 1 - 5:38 PM

By being taken with the 56th overall pick, Ryan Donato is a step ahead of where his father was at this point.

Ted Donato, the father of Ryan, was also taken by Boston, but he had to wait for the 98th pick of the 1987 entry draft to hear his name called. "It was a little different day and age back then. It was a little more of a pipe dream for somebody that was 5-foot-9 to have a chance to play in the National Hockey League," Ted said. "I was at my friend’s Jimmy and Steven O'Neal's backyard pool, and I was in the water when I got a call from him. Usually that was trouble, you know? I'm not even sure I remembered the draft was that day and then all of a sudden they were saying you got drafted by the Bruins." The elder Donato ended up with 150 goals and 347 points in 796 career NHL games.
Jun 29 - 9:21 AM

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli envisions Loui Eriksson playing on the top line if he cannot re-sign Jarome Iginla.

No harm in figuring out the contingency plans now. Eriksson is an excellent two-way player who is plenty talented to play on the first line, despite scoring just 10 goals and recording 37 points in 61 games last season. "I have to hedge in case we don’t sign Jarome," Chiarelli said. "I have no problem if we have to put Loui on that top line. He’s played on top lines before and he’s played with the Sedins in the Olympics, and he was terrific. He’s better suited for an upper line. If that’s what we have to do then we’ll do it. I’m trying to be patient with this because I really feel at one point there’s going to be a player that will fit, and want to come here." Eriksson has scored at least 26 goals in four seasons, and he's been a 70-plus-point player in three. He could bounce back in a big way next season.
Jun 28 - 10:38 PM

Boston has not given Jordan Caron a qualifying yet because they are trying to trade him.

"We've got one prepared, but we're not sure yet," said GM Peter Chiarelli. "He's still young, he's been in and out of our lineup, and in fairness to him we've looked for another [NHL] spot for him. It wasn't out of the request of Jordan. He wants to stay in Boston, but at his age [24 in November], he also wants a chance to play on the regular basis." He suited up in 35 games with the Bruins in 2013-14 and he collected just three points.
Jun 28 - 3:39 PM

The Boston Bruins took Ryan Donato with the 56th overall pick of the 2014 draft.

He racked up 37 goals and 78 points in 30 games with Dexter School, which is a Brookline, Mass. Prep school. Donato hasn't decided yet if he'll return to Dexter for his senior season or head to the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League for the 2014-15 season. According to NHL Central Scouting's David Gregory: "Ryan has unreal hockey sense and is really good with the puck. He plays in all situations and is one of those skilled offensive guys with good size. He can play physical in traffic and not be dominated."
Jun 28 - 12:31 PM

David Pastrnak, the 25th overall pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft, was thrilled to have been selected by the Bruins as he may get to play alongside his idol David Krejci.

Pastrnak, who played in Sweden despite the fact that he is Czech by birth, has a similar game to Krejci which is no coincidence. "I'm really proud that Boston believed in me and picked me, and I'll do everything I can to pay them back," said Pastrnak. "I've tried to play like David Krejci from when I was just born. He was my idol from when I was small, and it's even better now that I've been drafted by Boston. If Pastrnak turns out to be 80 percent of what Krejci has become, the Bruins will have done very well out of the 25th slot.
Jun 28 - 8:23 AM


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