Beecher, Studnicka sure to be centers of attention at Bruins development camp

Matt Kalman
June 25, 2019 - 8:01 pm

Thirty-four players will descend on Warrior Ice Arena this Wednesday through Friday for the Bruins’ annual development camp.

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All on-ice sessions are open to the public (see schedule below).

Among the prospects that will garner much of the attention at this camp will be two centers: John Beecher and Jack Studnicka.

Beecher was the Bruins’ first-round pick (No. 30) last week in Vancouver. Although the Bruins took him a little ahead of where he was ranked by many prospects experts, Boston sees him as part of the future solution to their post-Patrice Bergeron, post-David Krejci problem. Spectators should be wowed by the 6-foot-3 teenager’s skating considering how much everyone is raving about it.

Studnicka was a second-round pick in 2017 (No. 53) and last year he tried to challenge for the third-line center job, even traveling with the Bruins on their preseason trip to China to play in exhibition games. He was sent back to junior, but after an 83-point season with Niagara and Oshawa he should be back this fall challenging for a NHL job. This development camp will be a chance for him to stand out and also emerge as a leader now that he’s at his third development camp.

Here’s the rest of the Bruins roster:

Forwards: Samuel Asselin, Jack Becker, John Beecher, Matt Brown*, Nathan Burke*, Casey Dornbach*, Curtis Hall, Mike Hardman*, Jakub Lauko, Matias Mantykivi, Drew O’Connor*, Quinn Olson, Justin Richards*, Linus Sandin*, Jake Schmaltz, Pavel Shen, Oskar Steen, Jack Studnicka, Nate Sucese*, Nolan Walker*, Marek Zachar*

Defensemen: Axel Andersson, Victor Berglund, Cameron Clarke, Brandon Estes*, Josh Maniscalco*, Dustyn McFaul, Nick Wolff*, Cooper Zech

Goaltenders: James Corcoran*, Taylor Gauthier*, Kyle Keyser, Jeremy Swayman, Dan Vladar

*Indicates attendance to Development Camp is on an invite basis

And here’s the schedule:

Wednesday, June 26

-On-ice session (Group A), 11 a.m.

-On-ice session (Group B), 12 p.m.

-On-ice session (Group C), 1 p.m. 

Thursday, June 27

-On-ice session (Group A), 10:30 a.m.

-On-ice session (Group A & B), 11:15 a.m.

-On-ice session (Group B), 12:15 p.m. 

Friday, June 28

-On-ice session, 10:15 a.m.

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