The Bruins will kick off their rookie training camp on Thursday and now they have an official rookie roster for their upcoming Prospects Challenge tournament as well.
The B’s will have top prospects like Jack Studnicka and Jakub Lauko on their rookie roster as well as youngsters with NHL experience like Anders Bork and Urho Vaakanainen who could potentially play major roles for the Black and Gold this season. Here is the entire rookie roster headed to Buffalo this weekend:
Forwards: Samuel Asselin, Anders Bjork, Scott Conway, Trent Frederic, Jacob Gaucher, Dante Hannoun, Cameron Hughes, Joona Koppanen, Robert Lantosi, Jakub Lauko, Tom Marchin, Pavel Shen, Oskar Steen, Jack Studnicka, Alex-Olivier Voyer
Defensemen: Axel Andersson, Max Martin, Riley McCourt, Andrew Perrott, Jordan Sambrook, Wiley Sherman, Alexey Solovyev, Urho Vaakanainen, Cooper Zech
Goaltenders: Taylor Gauthier, Kyle Keyser, Dan Vladar
Gauthier, Martin, McCourt, Perrott, Sambrook, Gaucher, Hannoun and Voyer will all be free agent invites to the camp. A guy with 50 games of NHL experience like Bjork will be one to watch in this rookie tournament as the Bruins are clearly looking to get him a running start after last season was cut short with shoulder surgery for the second straight year.
It also wouldn’t hurt if Bjork could forge some chemistry with a youngster like Jack Studnicka in what could be potential third-line candidates during training camp.
The Bruins' rookies will compete against the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils' rookies in the round-robin prospects challenge featuring prospects from each team. The participating teams will each play three games during the course of the event, which is being held entirely at the Buffalo Sabres home at the HarborCenter.
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