For the first time since 2019, the Boston Bruins will hold a development camp at Warrior Ice Arena.
This year’s development camp roster features 28 players, including 15 forwards, 10 defensemen and 3 goaltenders. The roster includes 15 players within the Bruins organization and another 13 players who will attend on an invite basis.
The fun will get underway with a pair of sessions on Monday at Brighton’s Warrior Ice Arena, and will feature a total of 12 sessions through the end of the day on Friday.
The development camp participants will also take part in a community event on Wednesday, August 4, and a group of prospects will visit the Willie O’Ree Community Street Hockey Rink.
Johnny Beecher: Boston's first round pick from the 2019 NHL Draft, the 20-year-old Beecher is coming back to Boston after a two-year run at Michigan that's included 11 goals and 24 points in 47 games. The 6-foot-3 Beecher underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in late February, and it's currently unclear where Beecher will play in 2021-22.
Riley Duran: Drafted with the No. 182 overall pick in 2020, the Woburn, Mass. native put up eight goals and 19 points in 47 games with the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL last season. The 19-year-old will embark on his collegiate career with Providence College later this year.
Parker Ford (camp invite): A native of Wakefield, R.I., Ford totaled the second-most goals (seven) and points (19) among all Providence College skaters last year. Ford has 41 points, along with a plus-15 rating, in 56 games with the Friars over two seasons of college hockey.
Andre Gasseau: One of the team's two selections in the seventh round of the 2021 NHL Draft, Gasseau grew up a Kings fan (his father, James, was a draft pick of the Sabres in 1984 and works with the Jr. Kings), and put up 12 goals and 27 points in 42 games at center for the U.S. National U18 team in 2020-21. After his week at B's camp, the 6-foot-4 Gasseau will spend 2021-22 season with USHL’s Fargo before making way to Boston College in 2022.
Tyler Gratton (camp invite): Listed at 6-foot-2, the Pennsylvania-born winger will report to Brighton after a 2020-21 campaign that featured one goal in 17 games for Penn State.
Curtis Hall: Boston's fourth-round pick from the 2018 NHL Draft, Hall signed his entry-level deal back in March, and scored one goal on 17 shots over a 13-game run with the P-Bruins to close out the 2021 season. Prior to turning pro, the 6-foot-4 Hall scored 22 goals and 38 points in a 52-game collegiate career with Yale University. 2019-20 was his best year with the Bulldogs, too, as he led the team in both goals (17) and points (27) in 28 games played.
Brett Harrison: Selected by the Bruins with the No. 85 overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, Harrison put up 21 goals and 37 points in 56 games for the Oshawa Generals as a 16-year-old in 2019-20, making him one of just four rookies to hit the 20-goal mark that season. But when the COVID-19 pandemic delayed (and eventually cancelled) the 2020-21 OHL season, the 6-foot-2, 188-pound Harrison was forced to move out to Finland, where he scored four goals and totaled nine points in seven games for KOOVEE’s U-20 team. Harrison also skated for Canada in the U-18 World Juniors, with two goals in seven games.
Matthew Kopperud (camp invite): A 5-foot-10 left shot forward, Kopperud led the Arizona State University team in goals (13), points (19), power-play goals (7), and shots (59) in 25 games with the Sun Devils in 2020-21.
Trevor Kuntar: A third-round pick of the Bruins in 2020, Kuntar put up six goals and 10 points in 23 games with Boston College last season. Like all 2020 picks, this will be Kuntar's first work with the B's organization as the COVID-19 pandemic and late summer restart to the 2019-20 NHL season canceled the B's hopes for a 2020 development camp.
Reed Lebster (camp invite): The Michigan native has recorded 11 goals and 17 points in 46 games for UMass-Amherst over the last two seasons. Also has the best name among all camp attendees.
Marc McLaughlin (camp invite): The North Billerica, Mass. native has tallied 19 goals and 44 points in 97 games with Boston College over the last three seasons.
Benjamin Myers (camp invite): I gotta be honest with you guys, I couldn't find anything on Benjamin Myers. Unless his name is spelled incorrectly on the Bruins' roster list and he's actually Ben Meyers, a left-shot left wing from Minnesota.
Quinn Olson: Drafted by the B's with the No. 92 overall pick in 2019 NHL Draft, Olson is reporting back to Boston with 10 goals and 26 points in 59 games for Minnesota-Duluth over the last two years.
Jake Schmaltz: The Bruins' seventh-round selection in 2019, Schmaltz was the top-scoring forward for the Green Bay Gamblers in 2020-21, with 53 points in 51 games. The cousin of NHLers Jordan and Nick Schmaltz, the Bruins' Schmaltz has scored 37 goals and 103 points in 158 USHL games over the last three seasons.
Alex-Olivier Voyer (camp invite): Listed at 6-foot-2, AOV scored five goals and eight points in 22 games with Providence last season. Voyer also recorded five helpers in 16 games with the ECHL's Jacksonville IceMen in 2020-21.
Ty Gallagher: The B's final pick from the 2021 NHL Draft at No. 217 overall, the Michigan-born Gallagher actually holds the record for career goals by a NTDP defenseman, with 24. He'll begin his collegiate career with Boston University in 2021.
JD Greenway (camp invite): The Bruins acquired the rights to JD Greenway, the younger brother of the Wild's Jordan Greenway, just before the start of free agency. The 6-foot-5 Greenway is coming off a 2020-21 with two goals and five points in 14 games for the University of Maine, and totaled six goals and 25 points in 94 total games between Wisconsin and Maine since the start of the 2016-17 season. The 23-year-old also had a one-year stint in the USHL between runs with the Badgers and Black Bears, with nine goals and 33 points in 58 games for the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Mason Langenbrunner: The son of former NHLer and current Bruins front office employee Jamie Langenbrunner, the 6-foot-2 Langenbrunner scored five goals and 31 points in 24 games for Eden Prairie High (Minnesota) this past season. He’ll skate 2021-22 with the USHL’s Fargo Force before jumping to Harvard in 2022.
Mason Lohrei: Boston's top pick from the 2020 NHL Draft, the 6-foot-4, left-shot Lohrei was USHL Green Bay's top scorer in 2020-21, with 59 points in 48 games. He's slated to begin his college career with Ohio State later this year.
Brady Lyle: Defenseman Brady Lyle turned his AHL-only deal into a full NHL contract with the Bruins earlier this year, and the work will continue with a development camp. Lyle put up seven goals and 14 points in 25 games with Providence last year.
Anton Malmstrom (camp invite): The 6-foot-4 Malmstrom will be invited to Boston’s development camp after a 20-game run at Bowling Green State University this past season, with one goal and three points along with a plus-3 rating. Prior to jumping to America, Malmstrom spent five years in the Djurgardens IF program.
Ryan Mast: A stay-at-home defenseman drafted with a sixth-round pick last month, Mast played just 10 games in 2020-21 after the OHL’s season cancellation (they were all a showcase series in Erie), and noted that he’s added another five pounds to his 6-foot-4 frame in preparation for the 2021-22 season. Mast, who will return to the Sarnia Sting for the 2021-22 season, cited Brandon Carlo and Dougie Hamilton as two players he tries to model his game after.
Dustyn McFaul: The No. 181 overall pick from the 2018 NHL Draft McFaul is coming off a three-assist, 19-game season for Clarkson University last year.
Travis Mitchell (camp invite): Mitchell did not play hockey in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic delaying and eventually canceling all of the Ivy League's winter sports programs, but Mitchell's plus-20 in 2019-20 was tops among all Cornell skaters. The 6-foot-3, 21-year-old defender also scored two goals and added 10 assists in that 29-game season.
Brandon Scanlin (camp invite): A Hamilton, Ont. native, the 6-foot-3 Scanlin has five goals and 31 points in 60 games with University of Nebraska-Omaha since the start of the 2019-20 season. Scanlin played with the Brooks Bandits of the AJHL prior to his college career.
Kyle Keyser: The only non-invite of the goaltending group, Keyser posted a 3-1-1 record and .913 save percentage in five games with Providence last year, but got the majority of his 2020-21 work in with the Jackonsville Icemen of the ECHL, with nine wins and a .917 save percentage in 22 games.
Zachary Stejskal (camp invite): The 6-foot-4 goaltender had four wins, a .929 save percentage, and 1.83 goals against average in nine games for Minnesota-Duluth this past season. The Bruins sure do love their Duluth connects.
Keith Petruzzelli (camp invite): A native of Wilbraham, Mass. (quick shoutout to both Friendly’s and Billy Guerin), Petruzzelli is a free agent addition to B’s development after not signing with the Red Wings, who drafted him with the No. 88 overall pick in 2017. Petruzzelli is also coming off a strong campaign with Quinnipiac in 2020-21, with 17 wins along with a .926 save percentage and 1.89 goals against average in 29 appearances.
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