Regardless of how the Boston Bruins play in there here and now, their future remains immensely bright. Let’s take a look at Boston’s deep stable of prospects, at each level of development.
As the 2017 IIHF World Juniors Championship came to a close, few teams in the NHL were as well represented as the Boston Bruins. Charlie McAvoy was a unanimous First Team All-Star and USA’s workhorse on the back end. Jeremy Lauzon and Jakub Zboril displayed the same poise and playmaking ability they’ve been showcasing all year in the QMJHL. Ryan Lindgren’s low-maintenance, rock-solid game was a boon to Team USA’s bottom pairing. Goaltender Daniel Vladar didn’t have the tournament he’d hoped for, though his Czech squad was thoroughly overmatched in their 5-2 loss versus Sweden, thus skewing his stats.
All in all, Boston Bruins’ prospect participants showcased their considerable talents on the world stage. And the best part? The prospects playing in this year’s WJC make up less than half of Boston’s highly touted amateurs.
The order of the following prospects is categorically based on their likely arrival in Boston, with those knocking on the door appearing first. Players currently on Boston’s roster are not included. All categories named after Bob Dylan songs, in hopes that “The Times They Are A-Changin’. Without further ado….