Bruins Announce Roster for the 2015 Boston Bruins Rookie Camp
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First year General Manager, Don Sweeney, announced Tuesday, September 1, the roster for the 2015 Boston Bruins Rookie Camp. The camp begins on September 10th and will feature a round-robin tournament that includes two games in Buffalo, NY. The Bruins rookies will face off against the New Jersey Devils rookies at the HarborCenter on Sunday September 13th and the following day against the Buffalo Sabers rookies at the First Niagara Center.
2015 Boston Bruins Rookie Camp Roster:
Forwards: Noel Acciari, Anton Blidh, Colby Cave, Austin Czarnik, Jake DeBrusk, Mitchell Dempsey, Jesse Gabrielle, Colton Hargrove, Justin Hickman, Joonas Kemppainen, Jordan Maletta, Eric Neiley, Zach Senyshyn, Frank Vatrano.
Defensemen: Linus Arnesson, Brandon Carlo, Max Everson, Max Iafrate, Jeremy Lauzon, Frankie Simonelli, Jakub Zboril.
Goaltenders: Zane McIntyre, Matthew Ginn, Dan Vladar.
All eyes will be on first round picks Jakub Zboril, Zach Senyshyn, and Jake DeBrusk. After an impressing camp, I am looking forward to seeing the progression Zach Senyshyn has made. The 15th overall selection in the 2015 draft really wowed Bruins fans at the prospects camp early this summer. Said to be a “reach” at pick no.15, Senyshyn proved why the Bruins drafted him earlier then many scouts expected. Senyshyn is a project, and is years away from the NHL, so every time he steps on the ice, I am looking to see improvements from the young winger.
Joonas Kemppainen is another interesting “rookie” to watch. At age 27, Kemppaine is a tad bit older then most of the other rookies he’ll be skating with. So look for the big Finnish Center to use his size and strength against a much younger group of skaters to try to show he belongs with the big club.
Lastly, Noel Acciari, who really impressed me at camp. Acciari skated in 41 games this past season for the National Champion Providence College Friars, where he led the team in goals with 15 and was tied for second on the team with 32 points. Acciari is a good two way player, earning Hockey East Player of the Year. So expect him to rise fast in the Bruins organization.