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P-Bruins Prospects Learning Pro Game Under Leach

Providence Bruins head coach goes in-depth in discussion on prospects

by Michael Tolvo @NHLBruins / - Before the Providence Bruins defeated the Lehigh Phantoms 4-2 on January 4th, head coach Jay Leach sat down with for an in-depth discussion on the state of the team and various exciting prospects on the squad. For a closer look at the season thus far, click here. Below is a closer look at some prospects that were discussed:

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P-Bruins Showing Growth in the Face of Adversity

Have battled to 16-16-5 record despite significant departures and call-ups

by Michael Tolvo @NHLBruins /

BOSTON - On opening night of the 2018-19 season, the Bruins' defense appeared stocked with depth and skill. With a mix of highly-touted prospects beginning their first full seasons as professionals and other young skaters beginning their second and third years in the pro ranks, the unit looked poised to be the foundation for a strong season.

Yes, the Providence Bruins' defense on Opening Night was full of slick skaters bursting with potential.

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Vaakanainen, Finland Capture Gold at World Juniors

Keyser (USA) settles for silver; Shen (Russia) grabs bronze

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - It was a weekend full of hardware for the Bruins' future, as three prospects took home medals at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver.

Defenseman Urho Vaakanainen helped lead Finland to gold on Saturday night with a 3-2 win against goalie Kyle Keyser and the United States. Forward Pavel Shen earned bronze with Russia.

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Fitzgerald Named to AHL All-Star Classic

Forward leads Providence in scoring this season

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - David Pastrnak won't be the only first-time All-Star in the Bruins organization this month.

Ryan Fitzgerald, Providence's leading scorer this season, has been selected for the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic in Springfield. The 24-year-old former fourth-round pick has 26 points (seven goals, 19 assists) to pace the P-Bruins this season, his second full professional campaign.

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Three Bruins Prospects Advance to Semis at WJC

Keyser, Shen, and Vaakanainen on to final four at World Juniors

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - As the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship heads to the semifinals, the Bruins will have three prospects in the final four - Kyle Keyser (USA), Pavel Shen (Russia), and Urho Vaakanainen (Finland).

Daniel Bukac (Czech Republic), Jakub Lauko (Czech Republic), and Jack Studnicka (Canada), meanwhile, saw their tournaments come to an end on Wednesday.

Here's a recap of the quarterfinals action:

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Shen Shining for Russia at World Juniors

B's seventh-round pick scores two big goals over the weekend

by Riley Nelson @NHLBruins / - With preliminary play wrapping up on Monday, all six Bruins prospects competing in the 2019 World Junior Championship still have a chance at the gold medal. The quarterfinals start on Wednesday, with eight teams vying for a spot in the final game on January 5. Here's a closer look at how the B's youngsters fared in the last two days of preliminary play:

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Studnicka Picks Up Two Helpers in Canada's Win Over Czechs

Vaakanainen logging big minutes for Finland at World Juniors

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - As the Bruins prepare for the Winter Classic in South Bend, some of the organization's top prospects are playing in a signature event of their own, as Boston has six youngsters participating in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Here's an update on how they're doing since our last check in following Day 1:

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Keyser Helps Lead United States to Win at World Juniors

Goalie stops penalty shot late in third period of 2-1 victory over Slovakia

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship got underway on Wednesday with five of the six Bruins prospects at the tournament in action. Here's a look at how they did:

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Six Bruins Prospects Set to Compete at World Juniors

Studnicka, Vaakanainen among those at tourney in British Columbia

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / - The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship kicks off on Tuesday afternoon in British Columbia with plenty of Bruins representation.

All six B's prospects named to their respective country's preliminary training camps earned spots on the final rosters for the tournament. Center Jack Studnicka will represent Canada, goalie Kyle Keyser will suit up for the United States, forwards Jakub Lauko and Daniel Bukac will help pace the Czech Republic, forward Pavel Shen will play for Russia, and defenseman Urho Vaakanainen will lead Finland in his third go-around at the tourney.

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Five Bruins Prospects Named to Preliminary World Juniors Rosters

The B's will be represented at the camps of four countries

by Riley Nelson @NHLBruins / - The Boston Bruins will have five prospects attending preliminary World Juniors camps next week. Daniel Bukac and Jakob Lauko will compete for a spot with the Czech Republic, Kyle Keyser will vie for a place with Team USA, Pavel Shen will suit up for Russia, and Jack Studnicka will strive for a selection from Team Canada.

Camps start as soon as next week, with preliminary rosters needing to pare down to 23 players ahead of the tournament. The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship starts on December 26 in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. The championship game will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

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