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Boston Bruins announce 2015 Development Camp Roster

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins announced today, July 8, the expected roster for their ninth annual Development Camp, which will take place at Ristuccia Arena (190 Main St, Wilmington, MA 01887). Development Camp will open on Tuesday, July 14, with the final session taking place on Friday, July 17.


On-ice practices are open to the public and to the media. Please note that the schedule and roster are subject to change – the day’s schedule can be confirmed on the team’s media website throughout camp (www.bostonbruins.com/media). The development camp attendees are scheduled to take part in community visits on Wednesday, July 15 and the information for these events can be found below.

The Bruins Communications Staff will have a Development Camp prospect guide available at the practices, which will have biographical information and stats on the players attending the camp. Bruins management, coaches and other hockey operations staff in attendance are expected to be available to the media each day. Media should have valid press identification with them and visible at all times.

The Development Camp roster features 37 players, including 24 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goaltenders. The roster includes 28 players within the Bruins organization, including all 10 selections from the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Nine additional players will attend Bruins Development Camp on an invite basis. For more information on the invites, please see the notes below the roster.

BOSTON BRUINS NINTH ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT CAMP ROSTER AS OF JULY 8, 2015

Forwards: Noel Acciari, Jack Becker, Anders Bjork, Anton Blidh, Colby Cave, Peter Cehlarik, Jake DeBrusk, Frank Dichiara*, Ryan Donato, Ryan Fitzgerald, Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, Jesse Gabrielle, Colton Hargrove, Danton Heinen, Justin Hickman, Cameron Hughes, Alex Iafallo*, Joonas Kemppainen, Sean Kuraly, Andrew Poturalski*, Zachary Senyshyn, Brandon Tanev*, Frank Vatrano, Mike Vecchione*

Defensemen: Matt Benning, Brandon Carlo, Brien Diffley*, Zach Frye*, Mark Hamilton*, Max Iafrate, Emil Johansson, Jeremy Lauzon, Rob O’Gara, Jakub Zboril

Goaltenders: Michael Garteig*, Zane McIntyre, Daniel Vladar

*Indicates attendance to Development Camp is on an invite basis.


2015 DEVELOPMENT CAMP INVITES

Frank Dichiara, 21, spent 2014-15 with the Yale University Bulldogs where he appeared in 33 collegiate contests racking up nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points (led the team), all of which were career highs.  In total, the forward has played two seasons with Yale, competing in 65 games, accruing 13-23=36 totals.  Prior to his collegiate career, Dichiara played for the Dubque Fighting Saints of the USHL (2012-13) where he posted 30 goals (third on the team) and 30 assists (fifth on the team) for 60 points (third on the team) with a plus-26 rating. Dichiara and B’s prospect Matt Benning were teammates while playing for Dubuque in 2012-13. The winger checks in at 6’2’’, 218 pounds and hails from Ronkonkoma, NY.

Boston University defenseman, Brien Diffley, joins camp after finishing his rookie season with the Terriers, where he appeared in 40 games and recorded one goal and 10 assists for 11 points with a plus-eight rating. Diffley was teammates with B’s prospect Matt Grzelcyk in 2014-15. In 2013-14, Diffley split time between Buckingham Browne & Nichols (USHS) and the Boston Jr. Bruins (USPHL Elite and Premier). With Buckingham Browne & Nichols, he tallied 3-10=13 totals in 27 games, while posting 2-3=5 totals with the Boston Jr. Bruins (USPHL Elite) in 11 matchups. Diffley also appeared in one game for the Boston Jr. Bruins of the USPHL Premier in 2013-14. The 6’2’’, 184-pound native of Burlington, MA turned 20 years old on July 8.

Zach Frye, a 6’1’’, 200-pound defenseman from Spokane, WA, completed his first season with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks where he tallied 2-6=8 totals with 33 penalty minutes in 29 contests.  Before joining the collegiate ranks, the 21-year-old skated for four seasons with the Lincoln Stars of the USHL (2010-14), where he recorded 13 goals and 32 assists for 45 points in 145 games.

Goaltender Michael Garteig finished up his third season with Quinnipiac University where he went 22-10-3 while posting a 2.03 goals against average with a .917 save percentage (career high) 36 games.  In 2013-14, Garteig appeared in 40 matchups, where he earned a career-best 1.94 GAA with a .910 save percentage, yielding a 24-10-6 record. His rookie campaign at QU saw him play in five games, going 0-1-0 with a 2.03 GAA and .895 save %.  The 23-year-old is a native of Prince George, BC and checks in at 6’1’’, 185-pounds.

Defenseman Mark Hamilton joins camp after participating in his first collegiate season with the University of Maine.  In 39 games in his rookie season, the 21-year-old scored one goal and collected six assists.  In 2013-14, 6’3’’ 220-pound native of Winthrop, MA, played for the Vernon Vipers (BCHL) where he appeared in 24 games and potted three goals and two assists with 28 penalty minutes.

Alex Iafallo, 21, completed his second season at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, where he notched eight goals and recorded 17 assists for 25 points with a plus-16 rating.  In two seasons at University of Minnesota – Duluth, the 6’1’’, 185-pound native of Eden, NY has accrued 19-28=47 totals in 70 career games.  Preceding his collegiate career, the forward skated for two seasons (2011-13) with the Fargo Force of the USHL where he recorded 37 goals and 38 assists for 75 points with a combined plus-45 rating.

Andrew Poturalski completed his first season with the University of New Hampshire in 2014-15 where he played in 40 games and racked up 14-15=29 totals.  From 2011-14, the forward played three seasons for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the USHL, appearing in 115 games while tallying 41-59=100 totals. In his final season in the USHL in 2013-14, Poturalski led the team in goals (27), assists (37) and points (64) in 60 games played. The 21-year-old Williamsville, NY native checks in at 5’10’’, 190-pounds.

23-year-old winger Brandon Tanev recently finished his third season with Providence College, where he collected 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points with a plus-17 rating.  The 6’0’’, 180-pound Toronto, ONT native has accrued 16 goals and 29 assists in total with Providence College and won the National Championship in 2015. In 2011-12, Tanev skated for the Surrey Eagles (BCHL) posting 11-22=33 totals in 58 games and in 2010-11 he played for the Markham Waxers (OJHL), recording 16-26=42 totals.

Michael Vecchione, a 22-year-old native of Saugus, MA, has played for Union College the last two seasons, racking up 33 goals and 51 assists for 84 points during that span. Vecchione won the NCAA National Championship with Union in 2014. Prior to joining Union College, the 5’10’’, 195-pound forward skated for the Tri-City Storm of the USHL from 2011-13. In two seasons with the Storm, Vecchione registered 36 goals and 53 assists for 89 points in 112 games.

BOSTON BRUINS 2015 DEVELOPMENT CAMP SCHEDULE AS OF JULY 8

Tuesday, July 14 (Wilmington, MA)
-Main on-ice session, Ristuccia Arena, 10:30 a.m.
-Players available after practice
-A member of the Bruins Development Camp Staff will be available after players

Wednesday, July 15 (Wilmington, MA)
-Main on-ice session, Ristuccia Arena, 10:30 a.m.
-Players available after practice
-A member of the Bruins Development Camp Staff will be available after players
-Community event locations and times can be found below:

Bruins Development Camp Community Events

BRUINS & NORTHEAST PASSAGE & SEARS ADAPTIVE HOCKEY PROGRAM SLED HOCKEY CLINIC
WHAT: The Boston Bruins have teamed up with Northeast Passage & Sears Adaptive Hockey Program at Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers to host a sled hockey clinic allowing children with disabilities the opportunity to participate in hockey. The children will work on the fundamentals of the sport in a safe and structured environment with Bruins prospects.
WHERE: Ristuccia Arena, 190 Main Street, Wilmington, MA
WHEN: Wednesday, July 15 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHO: Bruins prospects

BRUINS PROSPECTS TO VISIT CHELMSFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
WHAT: To kick-off the Boston Bruins Summer Reading Program “When You Read, You Score” a group of Bruins’ prospects will be at the Chelmsford Public Library. The prospects will be joined by local children and will read a story to the kids, do an arts and crafts project, participate in an outdoor physical activity and sign autographs.
WHERE: Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHO: Bruins prospects

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER WITH BRUINS PROSPECTS
WHAT: A group of Bruins’ prospects will visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Somerville with children from the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club.  The players and children will ride LEGO® rides, attend the Model Builder Academy, take a stroll through MINILAND and much more. At the conclusion of the event, the players will sign autographs for all of the kids in attendance.
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville, MA 02145

WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHO: Bruins prospects

Thursday, July 16 (Wilmington, MA)
-Main on-ice session, Ristuccia Arena, 10:00 a.m.
-Players available after practice
-A member of the Bruins Development Camp Staff will be available after players

Friday, July 17 (Wilmington, MA)
-Main on-ice session, Ristuccia Arena, 10:00 a.m.
-Players available after practice
-A member of the Bruins Development Camp Staff will be available after players
-Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney available to media, time TBD

Please contact the Bruins Communications Staff with any questions.

Fans interested in learning more about Boston Bruins players, or ticket options, should visit the team website at www.bostonbruins.com or call 617.624.BEAR.

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