College hockey season is officially here. A number of schools played in exhibition matches this past weekend as team get into shape for a full season. With those teams are a number of Boston Bruins prospects.
Boston has a total of nine draft picks playing collegiately this year. Of the nine, three will be play in Hockey East, two in the Big 10, two in NCHC, one in ECAC Hockey and one with an independent team. Of the nine, none are on the same team.
Recently, the Bruins have had success drafting and developing those that come through the college ranks.
Charlie McAvoy and Matt Grzelcyk both played at nearby Boston University before going pro. Jeremy Swayman was stellar at the University of Maine, winning the Mike Richter Award in 2020 as the top college hockey goalie. Trent Frederic played at the University of Wisconsin for two years and Karson Kuhlman captained the University of Minnesota-Duluth that won the National Championship in 2018.
With those prospects set to take the ice for their colleges, let’s look at those Bruins prospects participating in college hockey.