Boston Bruins Roster
With the 2021 NHL season slated for mid-January, the Boston Bruins roster could look very different. With pre-season around the corner, here is what the Bruins roster could look like. The Bruins had a relatively quiet offseason with the only major signings being forward Craig Smith and centerman Greg Mckegg. The team also came to terms with Jake DeBrusk, Karson Kuhlman, Zach Senyshyn, and Kevan Miller.
Senyshyn: Improving Right Winger
This could be Senyshyn’s last chance to finally earn a spot on the Boston Bruins Roster. Chosen first in the 2015 NHL draft has not developed into the player the organization had hoped for.
A right-winger, Senyshyn improved last year in Providence. Bruins fans could see some surprising new faces. Look for Senyshyn to challenge Nick Ritchie on the fourth line.
Known for his speed, Senyshyn would contribute as a scorer on the fourth line of the Bruins roster. This is what the Bruins roster has lacked in the past couple of seasons. If he doesn’t produce this year, his days as a Bruin may come to an end.
Trent Frederic: Physical Center is the Quintessential Bruin
This is another player on the Bruins roster bubble. Frederic plays like a typical Bruin. His physical style of play is what the team lacked in the playoffs. A gifted centerman, Frederic plays with determination and grit. This is something that any team, let alone the Bruins roster could definitely use.
Drafted 29th overall in the 2016 draft, Frederic has only appeared on the Bruins roster in 17 games. Standing at 6’2″ and weighing 203 pounds, he would add muscle to the lineup.
With his style of play do not be surprised if he gets Head Coach Bruce Cassidy’s attention. If he can impress in pre-season his style of play would definitely be to the Bruin’s advantage. This may even lead to a spot on the Bruins roster.
Steven Kampfer: Experienced Defenseman Adds Experience to Young Defensive Group
This is a player who brings a lot of experience to a young defensive group. An eight-year NHL defenseman Kampfer isn’t afraid to throw his weight around. In three years on the Bruins’ roster, Kampfer has played in 55 games scoring 13 goals and 21 assists. A right-shot defenseman, Kampfer would add depth to the defensive unit.
If Zdeno Chara retires, Kampfer would be the perfect veteran to lead the group. There is certainly no replacing Chara on the Bruins’ roster. However, Look for youngsters Jeremy Lauzon, Urho Vaakanainen, and John Moore to challenge Kampfer for a spot on the Bruins’ roster.
Bruins fans suffered a disappointing loss in last year’s playoff loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Then they were dealt another blow when favorite Torey Krug left the roster for the St. Louis Blues in free agency.
Another department that will miss Torey Krug is the power-play unit. Overall, the club finished third in the NHL. If the organization hopes to reach the playoffs then they will need consistent scoring and physicality. Senyshyn, Frederic, and Kampfer could be key additions to the Boston Bruins roster that could help them advance further in the playoffs than they have in the recent past.
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