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STUDNICKA ROLLING IN PROVIDENCE - The Boston Bruins used their second-round pick (53rd overall) at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft to select center Jack Studnicka and the rookie forward has lived up to expectations in his first full season with the Providence Bruins. The Tecumseh, Ontario native leads the P-Bruins in goals, assists, and points this season. Selected to represent the Atlantic Division this season at the AHL All-Star Classic, Studnicka has recorded nine multi-point games and recorded at least one point in 33 of 56 games played this season.

 

SWAYMAN A WALL FOR MAINE - No goaltender in college hockey has been busier this season than Bruins fourth-round pick Jeremy Swayman. The Anchorage, Alaska native has faced an NCAA-leading 1,122 shots this season, recording an impressive 1,051 saves for a .937 save percentage. Swayman has recorded a 2.13 goals-against average this season and is a nominee for the Hobey Baker Award, an honor awarded annually to college hockey's best player.
 

SPEAKING OF GOALTENDING - Along with Swayman performing well at Maine, the Providence Bruins have received excellent goaltending contributions this season from the pairing of Max Lagace and Dan Vladar. Lagace sits in second place amongst all AHL goaltenders with five shutouts this season and 21 wins. Meanwhile, Vladar leads the AHL with a stunning 1.87 GAA and is second in save percentage with a .933, just .001 percent behind Igor Shesterkin, who leads the AHL with a .934 save percentage. 

REGULAR SEASON PROSPECT LEADERS

GOALS

20 PAUL CAREY (AHL) 20 GOALS IN 54 GAMES

20 JACK STUDNICKA (AHL) 20 GOALS IN 54 GAMES

16 BRENDAN GAUNCE (AHL) 16 GOALS IN 46 GAMES

ASSISTS

23 TRENT FREDERIC (AHL) 23 ASSISTS IN 53 GAMES

22 JACK STUDNICKA (AHL)  22 ASSISTS IN 54 GAMES

19 ROMAN BYCHKOV (MHL)  19 ASSISTS IN 58 GAMES

 

POINTS

42 JACK STUDNICKA (AHL) 42 POINTS IN 54 GAMES

36 PAUL CAREY (AHL) 36 POINTS IN 54 GAMES

33 BRENDAN GAUNCE (AHL) 33 POINTS IN 46 GAMES

*INCLUDES PLAYERS ON ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACTS, TWO-WAY CONTRACTS AND AMATEUR PROSPECTS

Season Statistics

AHL

Name Team GP G A P +/- PIM
Jack Studnicka Providence 54 20 22 42 6 30
Paul Carey Providence 54 20 16 36 8 43
Brendan Gaunce Providence 46 16 17 33 17 30
Peter Cehlarik Providence 42 15 17 32 1 14
Robert Lantosi Providence 47 11 20 31 10 22
Trent Frederic Providence 53 7 23 30 9 139
Ryan Fitzgerald Providence 55 12 13 25 -11 14
Oskar Steen Providence 54 6 14 20 0 48
Alex Petrovic Providence 48 2 18 20 -2 15
Brendan Woods Providence 43 8 11 19 15 60
Joona Koppanen Providence 41 9 9 18 8 12
Cameron Hughes Providence 36 6 8 14 -2 17
Cooper Zech Providence 40 2 12 14 2 10
Jakub Zboril Providence 52 2 12 14 14 44
Urho Vaakanainen Providence 48 4 9 13 17 16
Jeremy Lauzon Providence 45 1 12 13 22 65
Zach Senyshyn Providence 36 5 7 12 1 11
Josiah Didier Providence 55 2 10 12 26 77
Pavel Shen Providence 35 4 5 9 2 4
Jakub Lauko Providence 18 4 4 8 4 20
Anders Bjork Providence 7 3 5 8 5 4
Steven Kampfer Providence 16 3 5 8 5 14
Wiley Sherman Providence 19 0 6 6 0 12
Karson Kuhlman Providence 6 4 1 5 4 0
Scott Conway Providence 13 3 2 5 5 2
Brett Ritchie Providence 12 2 2 4 1 6
Samuel Asselin Providence 5 0 3 3 0 0
Anton Blidh Providence 4 2 0 2 0 14
Tommy Marchin Providence 5 2 0 2 2 2
Chris Breen Providence 14 0 2 2 -6 25
John Moore Providence 1 0 1 1 2 0
Connor Clifton Providence 2 0 0 0 2 0

ECHL

Name Team GP G A P +/- PIM
Joona Koppanen Atlanta 5 1 4 5 1 2

EUROPE

Name Team GP G A P +/- PIM
Roman Bychkov Loko Yaroslavl (MHL) 59 7 19 26 29 50
Victor Berglund MODO Hockey (Allsvenskan) 50 9 12 21 16 28
Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson Vaxjo Lakers HC (SHL) 34 5 8 13 -2 2
Emil Johansson HV71 (SHL) 45 2 4 6 16 24
Matias Mantykivi SaiPa (Liiga) 36 3 2 5 -8 6

NCAA

Name Team GP G A P +/- PIM
Curtis Hall Yale (ECAC) 24 15 10 25 16 33
John Beecher Michigan (Big Ten) 28 7 7 14 5 27
Quinn Olson Minnesota-Duluth (NCHC) 28 5 7 12 -4 24
Jack Becker Michigan (Big Ten) 29 7 4 11 5 13
Dustyn McFaul Clarkson (ECAC) 30 1 6 7 7 14
Cam Clarke Ferris State (WCHA) 26 1 5 6 -11 4

JUNIORS

Name Team GP G A P +/- PIM
Jake Schmaltz Greeen Bay (USHL) 44 11 18 29 3 8
               

 

GOALTENDERS

Name Team GP Record GA GAA SO SV%
Kyle Keyser Providence (AHL) 6 1-4-1 18 3.21 0 .890
Max Lagace Providence (AHL) 31 20-7-3 70 2.40 5 .918
Jeremy Swayman Maine (H-East) 32 17-9-5 68 2.10 2 .938
Dan Vladar Providence (AHL) 21 10-7-1 37 1.91 3 .931

*STATS UPDATED FEBRUARY 29, 2020*

Transactions

  • 2/25/20: Bruins recall Karson Kuhlman

  • 2/24/20: Bruins assign Karson Kuhlman to Providence (AHL)

  • 2/24/20: Bruins acquire Nick Ritchie from Anaheim in exchange for Danton Heinen

  • 2/23/20: Bruins recall Connor Clifton

  • 2/21/20: Bruins acquire Ondrej Kase from Anaheim in exchange for David Backes, Axel Andersson, and a first-round pick

  • 2/16/20: Bruins assign Connor Clifton to Providence (AHL) for conditioning

  • 2/14/20: Bruins recall Jeremy Lauzon

  • 2/14/20: Bruins sign Jeremy Lauzon to two-year contract extension

  • 2/13/20: Bruins assign Jeremy Lauzon to Providence (AHL)

  • 2/12/20: Bruins recall Jeremy Lauzon

  • 2/11/20: Bruins recall Karson Kuhlman

  • 2/10/20: Bruins assign Jeremy Lauzon to Providence (AHL)

  • 2/10/20: Bruins assign Karson Kuhlman to Providence (AHL)

  • 2/9/20: Bruins recall Urho Vaakanainen

  • 2/7/20: Bruins recall Jeremy Lauzon

  • 2/7/20: Bruins recall Karson Kuhlman

  • 2/6/20: Bruins assign Jeremy Lauzon to Providence (AHL)

  • 2/6/20: Bruins assign Karson Kuhlman to Providence (AHL)

  • 1/30/20: Bruins recall Jeremy Lauzon

  • 1/30/20: Bruins recall Karson Kuhlman

  • 1/22/20: Bruins assign Dan Vladar to Providence (AHL)

  • 1/22/20: Bruins assign Karson Kuhlman to Providence (AHL)

  • 1/22/20: Bruins assign Jeremy Lauzon to Providence (AHL)

  • 1/21/20: Bruins assign Steven Kampfer to Providence (AHL)

  • 1/21/20: Bruins recall Jeremy Lauzon

  • 1/18/20: Bruins assign Maxime Lagace to Providence (AHL)

  • 1/18/20: Bruins assign David Backes to Providence (AHL)

  • 1/18/20: Bruins recall Dan Vladar

  • 1/17/20: Bruins recall Maxime Lagace

  • 1/17/20: Bruins assign Dan Vladar to Providence (AHL)

  • 1/16/20: Bruins recall Steven Kampfer

  • 1/16/20: Bruins assign Steven Kampfer to Providence (AHL)

  • 1/16/20: Bruins recall Dan Vladar

  • 1/16/20: Bruins recall Karson Kuhlman

  • 1/16/20: Bruins assign Brett Ritchie to Providence (AHL)

  • 1/13/20: Bruins recall Anton Blidh

  • 1/9/20: Bruins recall Steven Kampfer

  • 1/8/20: Bruins assign Steven Kampfer to Providence (AHL)

  • 1/6/20: Bruins recall Steven Kampfer

  • 1/5/20: Bruins assign Steven Kampfer to Providence (AHL)

  • 1/4/20: Bruins recall Steven Kampfer

  • 1/3/20: Bruins assign Steven Kampfer to Providence (AHL)

  • 1/2/20: Bruins assign Karson Kuhlman to Providence (AHL) for conditioning

  • 1/1/20: Bruins assign Jeremy Lauzon to Providence (AHL)

  • 12/30/19: Bruins assign Karson Kuhlman to Providence (AHL) for conditioning

  • 12/30/19: Bruins recall Jeremy Lauzon

  • 12/29/19: Bruins recall Steven Kampfer

  • 12/28/19: Bruins assign Steven Kampfer to Providence (AHL)

  • 12/27/19: Bruins recall Steven Kampfer

  • 12/18/19: Bruins assign Zach Senyshyn to Providence (AHL)

  • 12/9/19: Bruins assign Steven Kampfer to Providence (AHL) for conditioning

  • 12/2/19: Bruins recall John Moore

  • 12/2/19: Bruins assign Brendan Gaunce to Providence (AHL)

  • 12/1/19: Bruins assign Jack Studnicka to Providence (AHL)

  • 12/1/19: Bruins assign John Moore to Providence (AHL) for conditioning

  • 11/25/19: Bruins recall Brendan Gaunce

  • 11/25/19: Bruins recall Jack Studnicka

  • 11/23/19: Bruins assign Urho Vaakanainen to Providence (AHL)

  • 11/19/19: Bruins assign Brendan Gaunce to Providence (AHL)

  • 11/18/19: Bruins recall Urho Vaakanainen

  • 11/18/19: Bruins recall Brendan Gaunce

  • 11/17/19: Bruins assign Urho Vaakanainen to Providence (AHL)

  • 11/17/19: Bruins assign Paul Carey to Providence (AHL)

  • 11/17/19: Bruins assign Trent Frederic to Providence (AHL)

  • 11/16/19: Bruins recall Paul Carey

  • 11/14/19: Bruins recall Trent Frederic

  • 11/11/19: Bruins recall Urho Vaakanainen

  • 11/10/19: Bruins assign Peter Cehlarik to Providence (AHL)

  • 11/7/19: Bruins recall Peter Cehlarik

  • 11/7/19: Bruins recall Zach Senyshyn

  • 11/6/19: Bruins assign Zach Senyshyn to Providence (AHL)

  • 11/6/19: Bruins assign Cameron Hughes to Providence (AHL)

  • 11/5/19: Bruins recall Zach Senyshyn

  • 11/4/19: Bruins assign Peter Cehlarik to Providence (AHL)

  • 11/4/19: Bruins recall Cameron Hughes

  • 11/2/19: Bruins recall Peter Cehlarik

  • 10/28/19: Bruins assign Peter Cehlarik to Providence (AHL)

  • 10/27/19: Bruins recall Peter Cehlarik

  • 10/25/19: Bruins recall Anders Bjork

  • 10/23/19: Bruins assign Anders Bjork to Providence (AHL)

  • 10/22/19: Bruins recall Anders Bjork

Players

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Becker is skating with the University of Michigan Wolverines this season and has recorded seven goals and four assists for 11 points in 29 games.
    • Becker's seven goals are tied for fifth-most amongst Wolverines skaters this season.
       
  • Wolverines Head Coach Mel Pearson said, "He's played more determined, played more physical, won a lot of the 50/50 battles, got to the net, so he did a lot of the small things."
     
  • Was selected as an Academic All-Big Ten Honoree last season as a sophomore.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2019 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship, scoring three goals and adding an assist for four points in seven games. Beecher also represented Team USA at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.
     
  • Beecher is skating with the University of Michigan Wolverines this season and has recorded seven goals and seven assists for 14 points in 28 games.
    • Beecher's seven goals and 14 points rank tied for fifth amongst Wolverines skaters this season. 
       
  • Scored his first collegiate goal on October 25, 2019 against Western Michigan University.
     
  • In regard to drafting Beecher with the 30th overall pick, Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney said, "We looked at the athleticism, the size, the skating ability and just felt that he can obviously play two positions, something that we've talked about an awful lot."

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Berglund is skating with MODO Hockey of Sweden's Allsvenskan this season and has recorded nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in 50 games.
    • Berglund's nine goals rank tied for ninth amongst MODO skaters this season.
       
  • Berglund on getting drafted by the Bruins in the seventh round: "I was very excited. I talked to my mom and dad that I got drafted. I was following the draft the whole time and waiting for my name. Unbelievable. I stood up and jumped and screamed and laughed. I was really excited. I was very happy."
     
  • Bruins Assistant General Manager Scott Bradley on Berglund: "Our Swedish guys were on top of him. They think he's a mobile D. He's skilled, ultraskilled, and he skates well. Small. Six-footer, but [European scouts] P.J. [Axelsson] and Sven [Svensson] and Victor [Nybladh], they were pounding the table for him and we went along with it and I think we might have something there."

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Bruins on May 30, 2017.
     
  • Scored his first NHL goal on October 14, 2017 against the Arizona Coyotes.
     
  • Won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2014 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship, recording two goals in seven games.
    • Won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, recording three goals in seven games.
       
  • Bjork started the season with the AHL's Providence Bruins, scoring three goals and adding five assists for eight points in seven games.
     
  • Bjork was recalled by Boston on October 22 and has scored nine goals and added 10 assists for 19 points in 57 games with the Bruins.
    • Bjork's nine goals rank seventh on the Bruins this season.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Bruins on May 1, 2019.
     
  • Scored his first NHL goal on December 20, 2016 against the New York Islanders.
     
  • After undergoing ligament surgery on his right elbow during the preseason, Blidh made his season debut on January 3 against the Hartford Wolf Pack.
    • Blidh skated in four games with Providence once returning from injury, scoring two goals. He has since been recalled by Boston and skated in seven games with the Bruins. 
       
  • Through 267 career games with the Providence Bruins, Blidh has scored 43 goals and added 38 assists for 81 points.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a one-year AHL contract with the Bruins on July 8, 2019.
     
  • Has served as an alternate captain for the Providence Bruins for the last five seasons.
     
  • This season, Breen has skated in 14 games with Providence, recording two assists. 
     
  • Through 523 career games in the AHL, Breen has scored 16 goals and added 65 assists for 81 points.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Bychkov is skating with Loko Yaroslavl of Russia's MHL this season and has recorded seven goals and 19 assists for 26 points in 59 games.
    • Bychkov's seven goals are tied for the team lead amongst defensemen this season, while his 19 assists and 26 points rank second. 
       
  • Represented Team Russia in two international tournaments in 2019, including the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and the World Jr. A Challenge.
     
  • Was the 34th-ranked European skater on NHL Central Scouting's Final Draft Rankings for 2019.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Bruins on March 26, 2019.
     
  • Scored his first NHL goal on February 6, 2016 against the New Jersey Devils.
     
  • Was named captain of the Providence Bruins on October 4, 2019.
     
  • The P-Bruins captain has skated in 54 games this season, scoring 20 goals and adding 16 assists for 36 points.
    • Carey was selected as an AHL All-Star for the first time of his career. His 20 goals are tied for the team lead, while his 36 points rank second. 
       
  • Through 400 career AHL games, Carey has scored 126 goals and added 152 assists for 278 points.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a one-year, two-way contract on July 8, 2019.
     
  • Scored his first NHL goal on November 18, 2017 against the San Jose Sharks.
     
  • With Providence this season, Cehlarik has recorded 15 goals and 17 assists for 32 points in 42 games played.
    • His 15 goals rank fourth amongst P-Bruins skaters, while his 32 points rank fourth.
       
  • Cehlarik has skated in 179 career AHL games, scoring 58 goals and adding 73 assists for 131 points.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Clarke is skating with Ferris State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association this season and has recorded one goal and five assists for six points through 26 games.
     
  • Through 126 career NCAA games, the defenseman has scored three goals and added 30 assists for 33 points.
     
  • Named NAHL Defensemen of the Year in 2016 following a 50-point (nine goals, 41 assists) season in 59 games played with the Lone Star Brahmas.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a two-year AHL contract extension with the Bruins on January 31, 2020.
     
  • Didier has played in 55 games with the Providence Bruins this season, scoring two goals and adding 10 assists for 12 points.
     
  • Won the Calder Cup during the 201819 season as a member of the Charlotte Checkers. Also won an NCAA National Championship during the 2013-14 season with University of Denver.
     
  • During the 2012-13 season, Didier was selected to the NCAA All-Academic Team.
     
  • Over a 251-game AHL career, he has scored 10 goals and added 35 assists for 45 points while maintaining a +50 rating.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Bruins on July 1, 2019.
     
  • Fitzgerald has played in 55 games this season with the Providence Bruins, scoring 12 goals and adding 13 assists for 25 points.
     
  • Overall, this is his third full-time season of professional hockey. Over the course of his AHL career, Fitzgerald has skated in 189 games, scoring 42 goals and adding 59 assists for 101 points.
     
  • Fitzgerald's father, Tom, played over 1,000 NHL games, including a 71-game stint with the Bruins.
     
  • Fitzgerald's brother, Casey, currently plays for the Rochester Americans and they are both cousins with Jimmy and Kevin Hayes, along with Brady and Mathew Tkachuk.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Scored his first NHL goal on November 17, 2018 vs. the Arizona Coyotes.
     
  • Forsbacka Karlsson is skating this season with Vaxjo Lakers HC of Sweden's SHL. Through 34 games this season, he has scored five goals and added eight assists for 13 points.
     
  • The Stockholm, Sweden, native has represented his country on multiple occasions. He played in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, scoring one goal and adding four assists for five points in seven games. In 2014, Forsbacka Karlsson skated in the IIHF Under18 Men's World Championship and notched seven assists in as many games.
     
  • He has appeared in 29 NHL games, scoring three goals and adding six assists for nine points. He has also played in 86 AHL games, scoring 22 goals and adding 26 assists for 48 points.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Bruins on March 13, 2018.
     
  • Made his NHL debut with Boston on January 29, 2019, against the Winnipeg Jets.
     
  • The St. Louis, Missouri native has played in 53 games with Providence this season and recorded seven goals and 23 assists for 31 points.
    • Frederic's 30 points are a new career high and rank sixth amongst Providence skaters. His 23 assists lead the P-Bruins. 
       
  • Through 121 career games in the AHL, Frederic has scored 26 goals and added 36 assists for 62 points.
     
  • Frederic represented Team USA at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship and took home a bronze medal after scoring five goals in seven games. He also won a bronze medal with Team USA at the 2016 IIHF Under18 Men's World Championship, where he scored four goals and added three assists in seven games.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Bruins on July 1, 2019.
     
  • Gaunce has played in 118 NHL games, scoring six goals and adding 10 assists for 16 points.
    • Gaunce made his Boston Bruins debut on November 27 and recorded an assist in a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
       
  • He has also played in 236 AHL games in his career, scoring 64 goals and adding 81 assists for 146 points.
     
  • This season, Gaunce has appeared in 47 games for Providence as an alternate captain, scoring 16 goals and adding 18 assists for 34 points.
    • Gaunce's 16 goals rank third amongst P-Bruins skaters this season, while his 33 points rank third.
       
  • He represented Team Canada at the 2012 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, where he scored three goals and added an assist for four points in seven games.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Hall is skating with Yale University, a member of ECAC Hockey, this season. He was also selected to Team USA for the 2020 World Junior Championship.
     
  • As a freshman at Yale last season, Hall skated in 24 games, scoring 15 goals and adding 10 assists for 25 points.
    • This season, Hall leads the Bulldogs with 15 goals and 25 points.
       
  • Prior to starting school at Yale, Hall played two years with the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League, scoring 20 goals and adding 32 assists for 52 points in 113 career games.
     
  • During Bruins Development Camp in 2018, Hall described himself as "the hardest working player on the ice." Hall also said, "I just want the coaches to really understand that I'll do whatever it takes to win and do whatever it takes to help my team."

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Bruins on March 10, 2018.
    • Made his NHL debut on November 4, 2019 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. 
       
  • A former captain of the University of Wisconsin Badgers, Hughes is in his second full season with the Providence Bruins. He has scored six goals and added eight assists for 14 points through 36 games. Last year, he scored 13 goals and added 15 assists for 28 points in 52 games.
     
  • During his time at Wisconsin, Hughes skated in 139 career games, scoring 23 goals and adding 69 assists for 92 points. He also served as an alternate captain during his junior year.
     
  • Before heading to school in Wisconsin, Hughes played for the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, scoring 32 goals and adding 56 assists for 88 points in 112 career games.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Bruins on April 13, 2017.
     
  • Koppanen began the year splitting time between the Providence Bruins and the ECHL's Atlanta Gladiators this season. With Atlanta, Koppanen skated in five games, scoring one goal and adding four assists for five points. With Providence, he has recorded 18 points (nine goals, nine assists) in 41 games.
     
  • The Tampere, Finland, native has played 97 career games with Providence and scored 13 goals while adding nine assists for 22 points.
     
  • He has also represented Team Finland on numerous occasions. Koppanen skated in the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, scoring three goals and adding an assist for four points in five games. He also won a gold medal with Team Finland at the 2016 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Lantosi is playing his first season of professional hockey in North America with the Providence Bruins.
     
  • Through 47 games this season, Lantosi has scored 11 goals and added 20 assists for 31 points.
    • His 31 points rank fifth amongst P-Bruins skaters, while his 20 assists rank for third. 
       
  • Represented Slovakia at the 2019 IIHF Men's World Championship, recording two assists in seven games. Also represented his country at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship and the 2013 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship.
     
  • Lantosi played 103 career games in the top professional hockey league in Slovakia, scoring 27 goals and adding 45 assists for 72 points.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Bruins on September 28, 2018.
     
  • Has played in 18 games this season with Providence, scoring four goals and adding four assists for eight points.
    • Lauko was selected to represent the Czech Republic at the 2020 World Junior Championship, but suffered an injury in the opening game of the tournament. 
       
  • Lauko played 44 games of junior hockey in North America with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, scoring 21 goals and adding 20 assists for 41 points. The Huskies would go on to win the Memorial Cup, with Lauko skating in 19 playoff games, recording six goals and adding seven assists for 13 points.
     
  • He also represented the Czech Republic in the IIHF World Junior Championship three times and played in 12 games, scoring two goals and adding an assist for three points.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a two-year extension with the Bruins on February 14, 2020.
     
  • Has skated in 126 career AHL games with the Providence Bruins, scoring three goals and adding 24 assists for 27 points.
     
  • Scored his first career NHL goal on November 11, 2018 vs. the Vegas Golden Knights.
    • Lauzon has skated in 15 games with the Boston Bruins this season and recorded one goal and one assist.
       
  • Represented Team Canada and won a silver medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. Lauzon skated in seven games, scoring two goals and adding an assist for three points.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Mantykivi is skating with SaiPa of Finland's Liiga this season. He has played 36 games this year and scored three goals while adding two assists for five points. 
     
  • Last season, Mantykivi skated with SaiPa's U20 team and served as an alternate captain. In 34 games, he scored 12 goals and added 24 assists for 36 points.
     
  • Overall with SaiPa's U20 team, Mantykivi played in 65 games, scoring 22 goals and adding 29 assists for 51 points.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • McFaul is skating with Clarkson University of ECAC Hockey this season. He has played in 30 games this year and recorded one goal and six assists for seven points.
     
  • Prior to starting school at Clarkson, McFaul skated with the Pickering Panthers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League and served as an alternate captain during his second season. Overall, he skated in 86 games with the Panthers, scoring seven goals and adding 28 assists for 35 points.
     
  • McFaul represented Team Canada at the 2019 World Jr. A Challenge.
     
  • Pickering Panthers General Manager and Head Coach David DeMarinis decribed McFaul as "our rock on the back end. He's been playing about 26 minutes a night. What he's been doing is just remarkable. He's poised back there, he's a leader, he does all the things we ask him to. He plays power play, penalty kill, plays against the other team's top line. It's the fine details of his game that are really impressive."

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Olson is skating with the University of Minnesota-Duluth this season. He has played in 28 games, scoring five goals and adding seven assists for 12 points as a freshman.
     
  • Prior to starting school in Minnesota, Olson skated with the Okotoks Oilers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Over his two-year career in Okotoks, Olson skated in 113 games, scoring 34 goals and adding 85 assists for 119 points.
     
  • Described by draft analyst Steve Kournianos as "a hard-working winger with soft hands and excellent speed to match a high-energy compete level. He is a dual threat with the puck, meaning he can furnish a hard shot and score in a variety of ways, or assume the role of playmaker and set-up quality chances."

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Bruins on September 26, 2019.
     
  • Scored his first NHL goal on January 26, 2016 vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs.
     
  • Petrovic has skated in 48 games with the Providence Bruins this season, scoring two goals and adding 18 assists for 20 points. 
     
  • The veteran defenseman has played in 193 career AHL games, scoring 11 goals and adding 60 assists for 71 points.
     
  • He has also spent time in the NHL, playing in 263 career games. Overall, Petrovic has recorded five goals and added 45 assists for 50 points during his time in the NHL.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Schmaltz is skating with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League this season. He has played in 44 games, scoring 11 goals and adding 18 assists for 29 points.
     
  • Last season, Schmaltz played with the Chicago Steel of the USHL, scoring five goals and adding 13 assists for 18 points in 60 games.
     
  • Jake is cousins with Jordan Schmaltz of the AHL's Toronto Marlies and Nick Schmaltz of the NHL's Arizona Coyotes.
     
  • Schmaltz is committed to the University of North Dakota for the 2020-21 season.
     
  • When describing his strengths as a player and teammate, Schmaltz said, "I think just working hard on the forecheck, just creating havoc and just being a positive guy on the bench. Just a good locker room guy and just doing everything I can to help the team win."

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a three-year entry-level deal with the Bruins on November 12, 2015.
     
  • Senyshyn scored his first NHL goal on April 5, 2019 vs. the Minnesota Wild.
     
  • Prior to this season when asked about getting time in the NHL last season, Senyshyn said, "It definitely lit a fire under me. When you get a taste of it and how close it really is, you get really excited for the upcoming season. For my summer training, it's made me a lot more passionate and really excited for the upcoming year."
     
  • Over the past three seasons, Senyshyn has skated in 169 games with the Providence Bruins, scoring 31 goals and adding 31 assists for 62 points.
     
  • So far this season, Senyshyn has five goals and seven assists for 12 points with Providence.
    • He also skated in four games with the Boston Bruins this season, collecting two assists.

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

  • Signed a three-year entry-level deal with the Bruins on July 22, 2019.
     
  • Shen is in his first year of professional hockey in North America and has skated in 35 games with the Providence Bruins, scoring four goals and recording five assists for nine points. 
     
  • He represented Team Russia at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, scoring three goals and adding an assist for four points in seven games en route to a bronze medal.
     
  • Over the previous two seasons in Russia's MHL, Shen scored 12 goals and added 15 assists for 27 points in 34 games.

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  • Signed a two-year entry-level deal with the Bruins on March 21, 2018.
     
  • Since signing his deal with the Bruins, Sherman has skated in 73 games with Providence, scoring two goals and adding nine assists for 11 points.
     
  • Before joining the Bruins organization, Sherman played four years at Harvard University, skating in 137 career games and scoring seven goals with 26 assists for 33 points. He also maintained a +43 rating during his career with the Crimson.
     
  • Providence Head Coach Jay Leach on Sherman: "I know the game has changed in regard to defensemen, but there is still room in the game for a big guy who can defend. If he can make plays when it's on his stick, then off his stick, and he is effective in front of his own net, and he's safe, he can still eat pucks, and penalty kill . . . He can play 12-14 minutes a game for you down the stretch. And as the season goes on, those guys become valuable."

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  • Signed a three-year entry-level deal with the Bruins on May 3, 2019.
     
  • Steen is playing his first year of professional hockey in North America with the Providence Bruins. Through 54 games, he has scored six goals and added 14 assists for 20 points.
     
  • Steen has represented Team Sweden in multiple international tournaments. In 2018, he scored two goals and added two assists for four points in seven games at the IIHF World Junior Championship. Sweden would go on to claim a silver medal. Two years prior, Steen helped Team Sweden earn another silver medal, this time at the IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship. He played in seven games, scoring two goals and adding one assist for three points.
     
  • Steen spent last season playing with Farjestad BK of Sweden's SHL. He skated in 46 games, scoring 17 goals and adding 20 assists for 37 points.

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  • Signed a three-year entry-level deal with the Bruins on September 26, 2017.
     
  • Studnicka is playing his first full year of professional hockey after debuting with the Providence Bruins during the playoffs last season. Through 54 games this season, he holds the team-lead in goals (20), assists (22), and points (42). He also leads the AHL with seven shorthanded goals this season.
    • Studnicka made his NHL debut and recorded an assist on November 26 against the Montreal Canadiens.
       
  • Was selected as an AHL All-Star for the first time of his career along with P-Bruins captain Paul Carey.
     
  • Studnicka has represented Team Canada at multiple international tournaments. Last year, he played in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, scoring one goal and adding three assists for four points in five games. Two years prior, he skated for Team Canada at the IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship and scored three goals in as many games.
     
  • Studnicka enjoyed an illustrious career in the Ontario Hockey League prior to joining Providence. He served as captain of the Oshawa Generals for a season and a half before being acquired by the Niagara IceDogs, who immediately named him an alternate captain. Overall, he skated in 252 career OHL games, scoring 80 goals and adding 153 assists for 233 points.

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  • Signed three-year entry-level deal with the Bruins on June 13, 2018.
     
  • Made his NHL debut on October 20, 2018 vs. the Vancouver Canucks.
     
  • Has skated in 48 games with Providence this season and recorded four goals and nine assists for 13 points. Overall, Vaakanainen has skated in 79 career AHL games, scoring nine goals and adding 19 assists for 28 points. Vaakanainen has also skated in five games with Boston this season.
     
  • Prior to joining the Bruins organization, he skated with SaiPa of Finland's Liiga, scoring four goals and adding seven assists for 11 points in 43 games.
     
  • Vaakanainen has skated in multiple international tournaments for Team Finland. He skated in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships with Team Finland. Over the three tournaments, he skated in 18 games, scoring one goal and adding five assists for six points. He won a gold medal at the 2019 event. He also skated in two IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championships in 2016 (gold) and 2017 (silver). Over 12 games he scored four goals and added five assists for nine points.

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  • Signed a two-year, AHL contract with the Bruins on July 9, 2019.
     
  • Woods has played in 43 games this season with the Providence Bruins, scoring eight goals and adding 11 assists for 19 points.
     
  • Overall, Woods has played in 307 AHL games in his career, scoring 47 goals and adding 57 assists for 104 points.
     
  • Won a National Championship with the University of Wisconsin during the 2012-13 season, scoring five goals and adding seven assists for 12 points in 41 games.

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  • Signed three-year entry-level deal with the Bruins on July 15, 2015.
     
  • Made his NHL debut on November 16, 2018 vs. the Dallas Stars.
     
  • Has skated in 52 games with Providence this season, scoring two goals and adding 12 assists for 14 points. Overall, Zboril has skated in 177 career AHL games, scoring 10 goals and adding 42 assists for 52 points.
     
  • Zboril has skated in multiple international tournaments for Team Czech Republic. He skated in the 2016 and 2017 IIHF World Junior Championships with Team Czech Republic. Over the two tournaments, he skated in 10 games, recording five assists. He also skated in two IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championships in 2014 and 2015. Over 10 games he scored one goal and added four assists for five points.

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  • Signed three-year entry-level deal with the Bruins on October 3, 2017.
     
  • Made his AHL debut on April 26, 2019 vs. the Charlotte Checkers in the Calder Cup Playoffs.
     
  • Has skated in six games with Providence this season, recording an .890 save percentage and 3.21 goals-against average. 
     
  • Prior to joining the Bruins organization, he skated with the OHL's Oshawa Generals and Flint Firebirds. Over the course of his OHL career, Keyser appeared in 47 games and recorded a .915 SV% paired with a 2.75 GAA.
     
  • Keyser also appeared in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships with Team USA. He played in two games, recording an .872 SV% with a 2.95 GAA.

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  • Signed one-year, two-way deal with the Bruins on July 1, 2019.
     
  • Leads the American Hockey League with five shutouts this season.
     
  • Has appeared in 31 games with Providence this season, recording an .918 save percentage and 2.40 goals-against average. 
     
  • Prior to joining the Bruins organization, he played with the AHL's Chicago Wolves during the 2018-19 season. Over the course of the season, Lagace appeared in 33 games, recording a .914 SV% and 2.43 GAA.
     
  • Lagace's 21 wins are currently tied for second-most amongst AHL goaltenders. 

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  • Drafted by the Bruins in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
     
  • Has appeared in 32 games with the University of Maine Black Bears this season, recording a .937 save percentage and 2.13 goals-against average. 
     
  • Swayman also appeared in the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships with Team USA. He played in one games, recording a shutout.

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  • Signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Bruins on April 26, 2016. 
     
  • Was drafted by the Bruins in the third round (75th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
     
  • Has appeared in 21 games with Providence this season, recording a .931 save percentage (second in the AHL) and 1.91 goals-against average, leading the AHL.
     
  • Over the course of his AHL career, Vladar has appeared in 65 games, recording a .914 SV% and 2.40 GAA.