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Prospects Update: Big Weekends for Hughes, Senyshyn

Bjork and Frederic strong as well

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins - It was an impressive weekend for a number of Bruins prospects across juniors and the NCAA.

Take a look at what the youngsters were up to:

Anders Bjork, Notre Dame (NCAA)

The junior forward had a monster opening weekend (Oct. 8-9) for the Fighting Irish, tallying seven points (4 goals, 3 assists), including both game-winning goals in a sweep of Arizona State. For his efforts, the 2014 fifth-round pick was named Hockey East's Player of the Week.

Bjork continued his stellar play this past weekend, notching the tying goal with just 1:39 to go in regulation against Minnesota-Duluth on Friday (ND lost, 4-3, in OT). The 20-year-old added two assists in Notre Dame's 3-1 win on Saturday.

The Wisconsin native leads the Fighting Irish (3-1-0) with five goals and 10 points.

Cameron Clarke, Ferris State (NCAA)

The 2016 fifth-round pick was second among Bulldogs' defensemen with three shots on goal in a 2-1 loss to Michigan on Saturday.

Ryan Fitzgerald, Boston College (NCAA)

The North Reading native tallied a goal and an assist in BC's 8-5 win over Wisconsin on Sunday. Fitzgerald was the Eagles' leading scorer a year ago (47 points, 24 goals) and is an assistant captain for his senior campaign.

Trent Frederic, Wisconsin (NCAA)

The 29th overall pick in this year's draft - and Hughes' teammate at Wisconsin - also had a strong weekend. The freshman had a goal and three assists in the Badgers' 8-5 loss to BC.

Frederic is tied for the team lead with six points in four games this season.

Jesse Gabrielle, Prince George (WHL)

The 19-year-old had a goal and an assist in both of the Cougars' wins over the weekend. Gabrielle has five goals and four assists in six games. The five goals are tied for the team lead.

Cameron Hughes, Wisconsin (NCAA)

It was a big weekend for the junior forward. After assisting on Grant Besse's first-period goal in Wisconsin's 3-1 win over Boston College Friday night, the 20-year-old turned in a highlight-reel goal on Sunday.

The Badgers fell to BC, 8-5, but you will be hard-pressed to find a better goal at any level this season. Hughes took a pass from Besse in front of the net and as he was skating away from the net, dangled through his legs before flipping one over the shoulder of Eagles' goalie Joe Woll.

The 2015 sixth-round pick has a goal and three assists in four games this season.

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Boston University (NCAA)

The sophomore forward had two assists in BU's 4-3 loss at Denver on Saturday. A 2015 second-round pick, Forsbacka Karlsson entered the season as the Terriers' active leader in points with 33.

Jeremy Lauzon, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)

After leaving Bruins training camp in early October, the 2015 first-round pick was named captain of Rouyn-Noranda. The 19-year-old defenseman had a goal and two assists in his first two games, but did not play this past weekend because of injury.

Charlie McAvoy, Boston University (NCAA)

The Bruins' 2016 first-round pick (14th overall) assisted on Kieffer Bellows' goal in BU's 3-1 loss to Denver Saturday. The defenseman has two assists through three games.

Zach Senyshyn, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

The 2015 first-round pick has performed well since returning to the Greyhounds from Bruins training camp. Senyshyn scored four goals over the weekend, including a hat trick (he also had a game-high 10 shots on goal) in a 4-1 win over the Kingston Frontenacs Thursday. His other goal came in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa 67's Sunday.

Senyshyn's four goals rank second on the Greyhounds.

Jakub Zboril, Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)

Senyshyn's fellow 2015 first-round pick scored the tying goal late in the second period of an eventual 4-2 win over Val-d'Or on Saturday night. The defenseman had a game-high seven hits the night before in a 4-2 win over Rouyn-Noranda.

Zboril has two goals and three assists through six games.

*Defenseman Ryan Lindgren (2016 second-round pick) and the University of Minnesota were off this past weekend. Harvard forward Ryan Donato (2014 second-round pick) and defenseman Wiley Sherman (2013 fifth-round pick) open up against Dartmouth on Halloween.

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