Boston Bruins: Top 5 prospects to pay close attention to

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Boston Bruins: Jack Studnicka C

With the departure of David Krejci, the Bruins should be hoping that Jack Studnicka is able to show improvement this season. At this juncture, Charlie Coyle is expected to take over the second-line center position. Furthermore, the Bruins signed other centers like Erik Haula and Tomáš Nosek, so Studnicka has a lot of competition to make the team. Yet, if he has a strong camp, he should be able to get playing time of some kind.

In 20 games this past season with the Bruins, the 22-year-old forward scored a goal and had three points. He also suited up in 11 games with Providence and had seven assists. Although Studnicka is getting a little older as a prospect, there is still hope that he could be a solid contributor for them. This season needs to be the year that he shows that he can be a legitimate NHLer.

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Ultimately, even if the Bruins do not have the strongest of prospect pools, these five are not too shabby to have. It will be fun to see how each of them do this upcoming season, regardless of which leagues they play in. Check out our next piece on a handful of other prospects later this week.