Bruins Development Camp dates announced

Bruins Development Camp dates announced
June 7, 2012, 4:20 pm
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<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; ">Some NHL prospect camps are shuttering up their doors due to potential labor strife over the next few months, but the Bruins are full steam ahead and announced their camp dates on Thursday.<br><br>The entire prospect camp will open and close prior to the July 4 holiday, but interestingly will coincide with the first few days of NHL free agency.<br><br>The sixth annual Bruins Development Camp will open on Thursday, June 28 in the week following the NHL Draft and will conclude on Monday, July 2. All sessions will take place at the practice home of the Boston Bruins at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington.<br><br>The camp will include any players drafted by the Bruins in Pittsburgh the previous weekend as well as their top prospects including 18-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton. The top-10 pick from last years draft is expected to compete seriously for a roster spot with the big club after tearing it up with the OHL Niagara IceDogs last year in junior hockey.<br><br>The Hockey News has already ranked him as the fourth best defensemen in the world that isnt already playing in the NHL, and the 6-foot-5, 195-pounder had 72 points in 50 games with a plus-34 rating. Hamilton followed that up with 23 points in 20 playoff games in Niagaras quest for the Memorial Cup before they were eventually eliminated by the London Knights.<br><br>He was also unanimously named the OHL Defensemen of the year this season, and truly appears to have nothing left to prove at the junior hockey level.<br><br>The Bruins will release a full roster of expected attendees of the Development Camp at a later date, and it should be noted by fans planning to attend that the dates are subject to change. Future Boston stars like Milan Lucic, Tyler Seguin, Brad Marchand, Tuukka Rask and David Krejci all took part in the Bs development camp on their way up the organizational ladder.<span>