Bruins Development Camp: Players To Keep An Eye On


The Boston Bruins will begin their 2015 Development Camp at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Massachusetts, on Tuesday. The camp is open to the public and media. It will run through Friday.

37 players in total, including 24 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goaltenders, will take part in the practice sessions. All 10 of the Bruins 2015 first-round draft selections will be on hand.

GM Don Sweeney has hopes that many of the youngsters participating in camp have what it takes to graduate to the NHL level. Many questioned his draft selections back in June, but he’s confident they’ll put on a show in camp.

More from Chowder and Champions

“We’re going to have a plethora of players that hopefully you and everybody else will turn around and say ‘boy, they have some really good assets, and those guys are going to develop into hell of NHL players,'” Sweeney said in the days following the NHL draft.

With that said, here are three players I feel are most worth watching in this year’s camp.

Goalie – Zane McIntyre

Last season, at the University of North Dakota, McIntyre was among the finalists for the Hobey Baker Award – the award given to the top player in all of college hockey. The Bruins are in need of a backup to Tuukka Rask as Malcolm Subban still appears to be a ways off from competing at the NHL level.  McIntyre left college a year early and now has a legitimate chance to carve out a role on this year’s Bruins club.

More from Boston Bruins

Forward – Zachary Senyshyn

The Bruins drafted Senyshyn in June with the 15th overall pick of the first round. Sweeney caught serious heat for the pick as many pegged the youngster as a second-round pick at best. Although, Senyshyn is talented goal scorer. In 66 games in the OHL last season, the 18-year-old potted 26 goals. Given more ice time, who knows what the kid can do. One thing is for sure and that’s the fact that the Bruins are in definite need of scoring. It’ll be interesting to see if Senyshyn showcases the offensive skills which led the Bruins to drafting him so high.

Forward – Brandon Tanev

Tanev will be participating in camp as one of nine invitees. The 23-year-old is an experienced skater, having won the 2015 NCAA Championship as a junior at Providence College. Tanev posted a plus-17 rating last season, scoring 16 goals and 29 points as a key member of the team. A strong showing in camp and the Bruins may ponder the thought of working Tanev into the club’s future. Onc can never overlook a player who comes from history of championship success.

Click here to view the complete roster of development camp players.