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Bruins announce Prospects Challenge roster

Cameron Kerry
August 10, 2018 - 11:24 am

The Bruins will once again participate in the Prospects Challenge, a preseason round robin tournament between four teams.

This will mark the fourth consecutive year in which Bruins prospects go head-to-head against the competition in Buffalo. The baby Bruins will battle against prospects from the Sabres, Penguins, and Devils. The team won two of their contests last season, including scoring nine goals against the Devils' prospects. 

Headlining this year's roster will be Ryan Donato, a player who dipped his toe into the NHL last season but will look to cement his goal scoring capabilities in the NHL full-time. Anders Bjork will also look to carry momentum over from a strong camp to earning solid playing time in Boston. Highly touted youngsters Jakub Zboril and Jakob Forsbacca-Karlsson will attempt to earn a roster spot by opening eyes during the competition. 

Top prospects Jack Studnicka, Zach Senyshyn and Trent Frederic will also participate. 2018 draft picks Axel Andersson, Jakub Lauko, and Cedric Pare will also see their first game action in a Bruins uniform. Six players from last year's tournament saw significant time with the Bruins, including Charlie McAvoy, Sean Kuraly, and Jake DeBrusk.

Four players are attending the camp on an invite basis: F Carson Focht, F John Ludvig, D Justin Bergeron, and G Dawson Weatherill. They will see playing time to compliment the Bruins' prospects and earn a serious look from the team's management for future signing purposes.